Daniel Boschung: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

NameMr Daniel Boschung

551-1712-00LSocial Entrepreneurship and Biological Approaches to Sustainable Development Restricted registration - show details
Number 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.
6 credits7GE. Hafen, D. Boschung, J. Bouwsma, A. Lashansky, P. C. Mankeekar
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.