Jacobs University offers a broad spectrum of attractive study programs ranging from the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering to the social sciences and economics. The teaching portfolio is based on programs which relate to the focus areas of Jacobs University:
Transdisciplinarity is one of the core elements of Jacobs University’s education. Modules address topics from different disciplinary angles and reflect the complex nature of interconnected topics and global challenges, which cannot be covered with a monodisciplinary approach. Students are introduced to different disciplines and methodologies. They are encouraged to adopt a broad perspective and to develop a problem-oriented approach. Jacobs University connects living and learning on its university campus.
The student-faculty relation is close; dedicated faculty mentors provide students with individual academic advising. Students benefit from the university’s research orientation by becoming involved in research from an early stage and by getting acquainted with the use of modern lab facilities with state-of-the-art technologies.
Jacobs University’s instructors support students in thoroughly understanding their subject and provide them with the most recent findings in their academic field. Classroom instruction policies encourage interactive classroom participation, making full use of the diverse intercultural backgrounds and the interdisciplinary experience of students.
Teaching at Jacobs University aims not only at developing academic competencies, but it also puts emphasis on key qualifications and strengthens the students’ abilities in critically questioning information and flexibly applying their knowledge to changing situations. Thus, education at Jacobs University prepares students for academic as well as professional careers.
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