On this page you can find all the courses and tracks offered by the Utrecht Summer School. Check the course pages for more detailed information.
163 course(s) found
History of Art: Relations between Italy and the Netherlands
Unfortunately this track is fully booked. But, we do also offer a great track course called Founding Europe in Rome - Utrecht. Feel free to take a look on the course page and apply. The Utrecht Summer School offers the opportunity to travel back in time and experience the art of both traditions firsthand, staying in two cities that played a crucial role in the art of their country: Florence and Utrecht. This highly interactive course takes place…
Introduction to Graphical Models (for Network Inference) in R: Markov random Fields and Bayesian Networks
Probabilistic graphical models (PGMs) represent the world in a simple way that humans can understand better. They are graphical representations to understand the complex relationships between a set of random variables of interest (nodes). The edges that connect these nodes show the statistical dependencies between them. PGMs have numerous applications in social and behavioral sciences, life sciences, economics, computer science, and many more…
European Cultures and Identities
Have you ever wondered what makes Europeans ‘European’? During this course you will uncover the answers while staying in the beautiful medieval city of Utrecht. You will explore Europe’s cultural pluralism and examine its varied identities that still exist today. Even though the majority of European countries are progressively collaborating on an economic and political level, each of Europe’s countries and peoples still have their own…
Mathematics and Science (STEM) Education
The focus of the STEM Education summer school is bringing participants up to date in research and teaching practices in the field of the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), and refreshing and deepening the knowledge of meaningful and relevant educational practices. Topics will include inquiry-based learning and interdisciplinarity, cultural diversity and inclusion, connections to sustainable development goals (SDGs…
Hands-on GIS for Earth Scientists
This course is a hands-on course on GIS: 2 weeks of practicals in the GIS Lab of the faculty of Geosciences. The following topics will be covered: Working with ArcGIS Pro and Spatial Analyst, Modelbuilder and Python, automatic DEM extraction of stereo aerial photographs using Erdas Imagine eATE and Agisoft, Mobile GIS / GPS data collection, local/global datasets and datatypes, and poster making.
Clinical observership program for medical students and professionals with a refugee background
This program offers refugees with a medical background an opportunity to further develop themselves in the medical field. We provide a steppingstone for refugees by introducing them to the Dutch health care system and developing new skills and competencies supporting them to keep them involved in an academic environment and get ready for the next step in their career.
The Essence of Finance and Blockchain for Growth & Innovation (3 weeks' combined track)
This track combines basic understanding of finance and banking, with knowledge and understanding of how new financing models and Blockchain can support business growth and innovation. Financial news is always and everywhere dominating news headlines. The financial and banking system has great impact on the economic situation in the world and on business and businesses around the world. The role of banks is changing, and new financing models are…
Sustainable Futures: Politics, Democracy, and Futuring
What we do in the present is profoundly influenced by our expectations of our futures. The annual Sustainable Futures Summer School (formerly known as 'Futuring for Sustainability' is an interactive course, held from 3 - 7 July 2023. During this one-week course we teach students to appreciate different pathways to sustainability. How can we realize societal transformations towards sustainability, to living well equitably within ecological means…
Track Innovation in European Business XXL (6 weeks)
A six-week track specially designed for you to learn how business is being done and innovated in Europe. The learning approach consists of a blend of applied-theoretical approaches, case studies, real-life examples, excursions and a competition-like business simulation. Please read the summary below but also the individual course descriptions to gather insight into what your 6 weeks will look like! The price shown is applicable to current…
The Golden Age of Dutch Art
Are you curious to learn more about Rembrandt's 'Nightwatch', Vermeer's 'Girl with the pearl earring', Hals's 'Laughing figures' or other Dutch masterpieces from the 17th century? Sign up for this course and discover the Golden Age of Dutch Art and its marvellous paintings, applied arts and architecture. Upon completion of this highly interactive course, you will have gained a profound insight into the many layers of Dutch Art from this…
Bayesian Hypothesis Evaluation using JASP or R
In this one-day course participants will be introduced to informative hypotheses that are alternatives for the traditional null and alternative hypotheses, and, to the Bayes factor and GORIC which are alternatives for the p-value. This course is applied, hands-on, and built around concepts and not formulas.
Missing Data in R
Missing data are ubiquitous in nearly every data analytic enterprise. Simple ad-hoc techniques for dealing with missing values such as deleting incomplete cases or replacing missing values with the item mean can cause a host of (hidden) problems. In this workshop, we will discuss principled methods for treating missing data and how to apply these methods in R. We will cover some basic missing data theory, methods for exploring/quantifying the…
Inner Development for Sustainable Futures
Developing your inner capacity to contribute to a sustainable future In 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals developed a comprehensive plan for a sustainable world by 2030. The 17 goals cover a wide range of issues that involve people with different needs, values, and convictions. These goals are not easy to achieve, despite the rapid progress of technical and scientific developments. A culture change is necessary, aiming to develop the inner…