|Example of a weekly timetable for a first-year nanoscience student|
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Teaching is organised in blocks of seven weeks, and there are four blocks per year, each consisting of three parallel courses.
During the initial years, you remain in the same group of nanotechnology students. This ensures continuity in terms of academic progress, and also provides you with a very important social network. A team of nanotechnology-oriented teachers plan, coordinate and carry out the teaching, which mainly takes place in small groups of approximately 20 students, thus ensuring close contact between teachers and students.
Team projects and exercises in the early stages of the degree programme provide you with an opportunity to work closely together with other students on experimental assignments. This form of teaching thus ensures the best possible development of both individual performance and interpersonal skills.
At a later stage of your studies, you work in close interaction with nanotechnology research groups at the University of Aarhus and, if applicable, with advanced technology companies. The Bachelor’s, Master’s and some PhD degree programmes involve individual projects, where researchers and senior students supervise you in independently – but in collboration with them – investigating a group of subjects either experimentally or theoretically.
The following is an example of a weekly timetable during the first term of the nanotechnology degree programme:
You study nanotechnology in excellent locations, with lessons and exercises conducted in departments that are located in close proximity to each other in the attractive University Park. There are several computer rooms and student rooms, where you can discuss your weekly assignments with your reading group.
Many of the senior students are involved in planning introductory activities for new students. As a result, you are involved right from the start of your studies with someone who can tell you what you need to know as a new student.
Much of the teaching takes place in small groups, and this creates close contact between teachers and students. You meet staff and senior students in the research laboratories when you carry out experiments, and you typically have daily contact with your supervisor when completing your Bachelor’s and Master’s degree projects.
Two new rooms were set up with modern equipment when the new nanotechnology degree programme was created. According to nanotechnology students themselves – the only students to use these rooms – they have become a permanent meeting point and have helped create a social network that does not exist in other disciplines. Information obtained from the Internet is a natural component of your teaching, and you have access to computers in these rooms.
The Nanocafé is open every Friday from 13.00 to 15.00. Here you can meet your fellow students in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.