A real emphasis is put on challenging students with assignments reflecting on real problems. The goal is to provide them an experience that is valuable on the current marketplace, therefore we they are set to deal with existing issues and look for solutions in collaboration with our partner institutes, most particularily on the cultural field. We believe that the what they gain from it – including the network they can build – help raise their chance to succeed in the future as well.
As cooperations are very much supported we welcome and encourage students from other departments – and partner institutes – to join our projects. The ultimate goal is to establish the practice of interdisciplinary workgroups – as we deeply believe in benefits of open design culture that includes the combination of various perspectives.
Last fall (2011) our students had a chance to try themselves in such groupwork during a course called Digital museum and some of the outcomes are now being further developed outside the unviersity.