551-1712-00L  Social Entrepreneurship and Biological Approaches to Sustainable Development

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersE. Hafen, D. Boschung, J. Bouwsma, A. Lashansky, P. C. Mankeekar
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 30
The block course will only take place with a minimum of 10 participants.

The enrolment is done by the D-BIOL study administration.



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
551-1712-00 GSocial Entrepreneurship and Biological Approaches to Sustainable Development
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
Block course in the 2nd quarter of the spring semester
100s hrs
Tue/113-17CHN G 46 »
Tue13-17HG E 23 »
Wed/108-17CHN G 46 »
Wed08-17HG E 23 »
Thu/108-17CHN G 46 »
Thu08-17HG E 23 »
Fri/108-17CHN G 46 »
Fri08-17HG E 23 »
E. Hafen, D. Boschung, J. Bouwsma, A. Lashansky, P. C. Mankeekar

Catalogue data

AbstractThe course gives students insights into the United Nations’ seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how scientific thinking and the knowledge about biological mechanisms can help to address challenges associated with the SDGs. A special focus will be on company models whose goal is not only to maximize financial gains for investors but on social responsibility and societal impact.
ObjectiveThe students possess a general knowledge about the basic concepts in biology. They are accustomed with the principles of experimental work (setting up and testing of hypotheses). In the lectures during the first two years they learnt about the limits of our biological understanding today and what the open questions with respect to human biology are.
Prerequisites / NoticeStudent teams will develop their own business idea and pitch it to a group of entrepreneurs and investors.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersE. Hafen, D. Boschung, J. Bouwsma, A. Lashansky, P. C. Mankeekar
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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Groups

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Restrictions

GeneralPermission from lecturers required for all students

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Biology BachelorBlock Courses in 2nd Quarter of the SemesterWInformation