Frugal Innovation for Sustainable Global Development, 2018-2019

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

This minor is a selective programme. A maximum of 30 students can participate. Ideally, the minor programme receives ten students from each Leiden-Delft-Erasmus university. As this programme requires seriously motivated students, for both working on interdisciplinary topics and going abroad for the internship, we request students to hand in a motivation with their application for the programme. Please find the exact procedure below.

Please be aware that you cannot do a resit exam for a different course during the period of the internship!

1. REGISTER YOUR MINOR PREFERENCES

In order to do a minor at a LDE university other than your home university, you must have an active or a definitive enrolment for a Bachelor’s programme at your home university before 1 September 2018. Beside an active enrolment at your home university you also need an active registration as a guest-/minor-student at the other participating LDE universities. Erasmus University, Leiden University and TU Delft will exchange the necessary registration information (your name, address, contact details, etc.), but you also need to take action.

Please register as follows for the active enrolment at your home university:

TU Delft students:

• Register your minor preferences via Osiris from 1 May up to 31 May 2018.
• Make sure you have an active registration as a bachelor student for 2018-2019 at your home university TU Delft before 1 September 2018!

EUR students:

• Register your minor preferences via Osiris from 1 May up to 31 May 2018.
• Make sure you have an active registration as a bachelor student for 2018-2019 at your home university EUR before 1 September 2018!

Leiden University students:

• Register for the minor in uSis from 1 May up to 1 June 2018. This is a different deadline than the other minor programmes at Leiden University. Please be aware of that!
• Make sure you have an active registration as a bachelor student for 2018-2019 at your home university Leiden University before 1 September 2018!

2. SUBMIT A CV AND LETTER OF MOTIVATION

Write a motivation letter of maximum two A4’s in which you explain
- Who you are and what you study;
- Your personal learning goals from this minor programme;
- Your experience with the topic in general and/or working in interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary contexts;
- Your experience with working/living/travelling abroad;
- Your expectations of the minor programme and the internship

Submit your CV and letter of motivation by Thursday 31 May 2018 the latest to minorfrugalinnovation@asc.leidenuniv.nl. Your application is reviewed by the Selection Committee. In this committee, each university is represented.

By 15 June 2018 you are notified whether you are admitted into the programme. If this is the case, please continue to step 3. If this is not the case, you can still follow the minor programme which you indicated as second choice.

3. REGISTER FOR ACTIVE REGISTRATION AS A GUEST-/MINOR STUDENT

Please register as follows for the active registration as a guest-/minor-student at the other participating universities:

Leiden University students

For enrolling as a minor-student at TU Delft:
1. Register yourself as a minor-student via www.studielink.nl (see factsheet)
2. Immediately after registration in Studielink, you must upload a passport photo for your TU
Delft campus card via www.e-service.tudelft.nl. You can log in with your NetID, which is sent to you automatically after your registration in Studielink.

For enrolling as a guest student at Erasmus University:
1. You will receive an email requesting you to upload a passport photo. Make sure that you
upload your passport photo before 1 September. Without a passport photo, you cannot be
enrolled as a guest student at Erasmus University.

TU-Delft students

For enrolling as a minor-student at Leiden:
1. You will receive an email regarding your registration as contract student and an email with
the request to activate your new UCLN account. After activating this, you can access Blackboard
Leiden that will function as the electronic learning environment.

For enrolling as a guest student at Erasmus University:
1. You will receive an email requesting you to upload a passport photo. Make sure that you
upload your passport photo before 1 September. Without a passport photo, you cannot be
enrolled as a guest student at Erasmus University.

Erasmus University students

For enrolling as a minor-student at Leiden University:
1. You will receive an email regarding your registration as contract student and an email with
the request to activate your new UCLN account. After activating this, you can access Blackboard
Leiden that will function as the electronic learning environment.

For enrolling as a minor-student at TU Delft:
1. Register yourself as a minor-student via www.studielink.nl (see factsheet).
2. Immediately after registration in Studielink, you must upload a passport photo for your TU
Delft campus card via www.e-service.tudelft.nl. You can log in with your NetID, which is sent to you automatically after your registration in Studielink.

In case you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the minor coordination team through minorfrugalinnovation@asc.leidenuniv.nl.

Prospectus number:5000MFRINN
Class number: 6233

Structure of the Minor

The minor consists of one quarter (for Erasmus University students) or two quarters (=1 semester, for TU Delft and Leiden University students). Each quarter consists of two 15 ECTS modules. The first quarter consists of an introduction module, three thematic modules and a pressure cooker. Each participating university is responsible for one thematic module. The introduction module and pressure cooker will engage various lecturers from the three universities. In terms of learning methods, lectures, readings, laboratory settings, and online-learning tools are used in combination with practical expertise and experience of NGO’s, businesses and policy makers.
The second quarter consists of an internship abroad. After a one week preparation course in the Netherlands you will stay abroad for about 10 weeks to do you internship. Internships are done in groups of three students. Upon return there will be a ‘come back week’ in which you present and reflect on your internship (results).

First quarter
Introduction to Frugal Innovation // Leiden: Dr. A.H.M. Leliveld; Delft: Prof. dr. C.P. van Beers, Rotterdam: Prof. dr. P. Knorringa
Technology and Frugal Innovation // Delft: Prof. dr. C.P. van Beers, Dr.ir. L. Lindeboom, Dr. ir. J.C. Diehl
Entrepreneurship and Innovation // Erasmus: Prof. dr. P. Knorringa, Dr. G. Gomes
Frugal Innovation for Development // Leiden: Dr. A.H.M. Leliveld
Pressure Cooker // Leiden, Delft, Rotterdam, various lecturers

Second quarter
Internship preparation // Leiden: Dr. A.H.M. Leliveld, Erasmus: E.S. Hesselink
Internship // Leiden: Dr. A.H.M. Leliveld, Erasmus: E.S. Hesselink (coordination), and various supervisors from the three universities depending on the internships
Presentation and Evaluation // lecturers and supervisors from the three universities involved in the minor

Target Group

Are you up for an interdisciplinary challenge? Do you see the mutual benefit of integrating social, entrepreneurial and technological skills when working on the future? Would you like to apply your academic knowledge to practical case studies and real-life situations, including an internship abroad? Are you interested in looking at a new innovation manifestation from an integrative technological, entrepreneurial and developmental perspective? Do you like working together with students from Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam? If you are answering these questions affirmatively, you are the ideal candidate for this English-language minor!

The minor is open to all third-year bachelor students of Leiden University, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Delft University of Technology, regardless of study and disciplinary background. We think the minor is in particular attractive for students in anthropology, sociology, area studies, economics, development studies, law, health, housing, water, business studies, industrial design, civil engineering, technology and innovation studies, and/or to students who want to link their study to or become engaged in tackling concrete societal challenges. We are looking for a high diversity of interests and backgrounds, in order to have strong cross-disciplinary teams.

Students from Rotterdam can choose to only take part in Module A (15 ECTS) in order to avoid study delay. Students from Delft and Leiden can take both modules making up a 30 ECTS minor.

Registration and contact

In order to do a minor at a LDE university other than your home university, you must have an active or a definitive enrolment for a Bachelor’s programme at your home university before 1 September 2018. Beside an active enrolment at your home university you also need an active registration as a guest-/minor-student at the other participating LDE universities. Erasmus University, Leiden University and TU Delft will exchange the necessary registration information (your name, address, contact details, etc.), but you also need to take action.

Please register as follows for the active enrolment at your home university:

TU Delft students:
• Register your minor preferences via Osiris from 1 May up to 31 May.
• Make sure you have an active registration as a bachelor student for 2018-2019 at your home university TU Delft before 1 September 2018!

EUR students:
• Register your minor preferences via Osiris from 1 May up to 31 May.
• Make sure you have an active registration as a bachelor student for 2018-2019 at your home university EUR before 1 September 2018!

Leiden University students:
• Register for the minor in uSis from 1 May up to 31 May 2018.
• Make sure you have an active registration as a bachelor student for 2018-2019 at your home university Leiden University before 1 September 2018!!

Please register as follows for the active registration as a guest-/minor-student at the other participating universities:

Leiden University students

For enrolling as a minor-student at TU Delft:
1. Register yourself as a minor-student via www.studielink.nl (see factsheet)
2. Immediately after registration in Studielink, you must upload a passport photo for your TU Delft campus card via www.e-service.tudelft.nl. You can log in with your NetID, which is sent to you automatically after your registration in Studielink.

For enrolling as a guest student at Erasmus University:
1. You will receive an email requesting you to upload a passport photo. Make sure that you upload your passport photo before 1 September. Without a passport photo, you cannot be enrolled as a guest student at Erasmus University.

TU-Delft students

For enrolling as a minor-student at Leiden:
1. You will receive an email regarding your registration as contract student and an email with the request to activate your new UCLN account. After activating this, you can access Blackboard Leiden that will function as the electronic learning environment.

For enrolling as a guest student at Erasmus University:
1. You will receive an email requesting you to upload a passport photo. Make sure that you upload your passport photo before 1 September. Without a passport photo, you cannot be enrolled as a guest student at Erasmus University.

Erasmus University students

For enrolling as a minor-student at Leiden University:
1. You will receive an email regarding your registration as contract student and an email with the request to activate your new UCLN account. After activating this, you can access Blackboard Leiden that will function as the electronic learning environment.

For enrolling as a minor-student at TU Delft:
1. Register yourself as a minor-student via www.studielink.nl (see factsheet).
2. Immediately after registration in Studielink, you must upload a passport photo for your TU Delft campus card via www.e-service.tudelft.nl. You can log in with your NetID, which is sent to you automatically after your registration in Studielink.

Admission details: Motivation letter and short CV

If you are interested to follow this minor you also need to submit a short CV and letter of motivation (in English) of maximum two A4s along with your registration. Write a motivation letter of maximum two A4’s in which you explain
- Who you are and what you study;
- Your personal learning goals from this minor programme;
- Your experience with the topic in general and/or working in interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary contexts;
- Your experience with working/living/travelling abroad;
- Your expectations of the minor programme and the internship

Submit your CV and letter of motivation by Thursday 31 May 2018 the latest to minorfrugalinnovation@asc.leidenuniv.nl.

Your application is reviewed by the Selection Committee. In this committee, each university is represented. By 15 June 2018 you are notified whether you are admitted into the programme.

The maximum number of students that can enroll in this minor is 30. Besides the quality of the motivation letter, we aim to select an equal number of participants from the three participating universities. This will be 10 students from each university. If a lower number of students from one of the universities enrolls or is selected, vacant places will be allocated to students from the other two universities (equally spread).

Contact

For general questions regarding the Minor Frugal Innovation for Sustainable Global Development you can contact the minor coordinators Dr. André Leliveld, Emma Hesselink and Maaike Westra. Please, send your inquiries to: minorfrugalinnovation@asc.leidenuniv.nl

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