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About IC2I

At the heart of the Liberal Arts and Sciences programme is the ‘IC2I learning line’. IC2I stands for Imagination, Creation, Invention, and Innovation, which summarises the founding UCG philosophy. You'll be taught to ask original, bold questions and to deliver creative and impactful responses to them.

Running throughout the three years of your degree, IC2I provides you with a basis to discover, integrate and apply knowledge and expertise from diverse disciplinary domains to address complex problems. This learning line has a strong focus on creativity and you’ll learn to combine and integrate existing knowledge in innovative ways. In addition you will learn to understand and reflect on your individual development and contribution to the community.

IC2I Year One: Creating Horizons

This is a project-based course for developing skills and competencies in interdisciplinarity and creativity. In the first year much attention is given to identifying and mapping complex problems, and generating original research approaches. Input not only from academic sources but also from artistic and creative practitioners is essential for developing these skills. At the end of the year you'll have compiled a dossier of academic results and a creative complement of these in a format such as a film, a website or an exhibition.

IC2I Year Two: Creating Scholarship

An analytical approach is encouraged in IC2I as you learn to apply the scientific notions from your major orientation in interdisciplinary projects and learn to convert grand ideas and designs into coherent and theoretically robust solutions. Communication and collaboration skills are further developed and tuned.

IC2I Year Three: Creating Leadership

In the third year of IC2I, you’ll work in groups to translate theoretically sound research plans into impactful projects. Groups are challenged to develop a creative and innovative product or outcome based on your previous two years of imagination, analysis and research. At the end of the third year, a jury of external experts and business leaders will assess the projects. The success of the innovation in the wider society will partly determine the evaluation of the project.

In addition, you’ll work individually on your bachelor’s thesis project. You’ll work on this under the guidance of an academic expert in your chosen field.

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