Students at Leiden University, TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam are granted access to the broadening minors at the partner universities. Broadening minors are intended for students from different programmes and do not require prior specialist knowledge.
Joint Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minors are devised by teachers from the three universities and are open to students at the three universities. Within social relevant themes students from different disciplines work on cases with problem owners from companies and organizations.
Frugal Innovation for Sustainable Global Development
This minor offers in-depth insight into how and under which conditions frugal innovation can contribute to sustainable global development. Students explore the concepts behind frugal innovation: frugal solutions that meet the basic needs of people and so offer them a better existence, despite resource constraints. Students will go on a field assignment abroad to bring the acquired knowledge into practice by working in multidisciplinary teams on real life challenges. > Read more about this minor
Delft University of Technology
Erasmus University Rotterdam
The first Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minor, Responsible Innovation, started in September 2014. Bachelor's students at TU Delft, Leiden University, and Erasmus University Rotterdam took the minor, in which they worked with problem owners in existing companies and organisations on case studies concerning the Maasvlakte 2 project, Google Glass and whole genome sequencing.
Minor Responsible Innovation
Security, Safety and Justice
The minor in Safety, Security & Justice deals with current security themes and their associated basic scientific terms. The multidisciplinary programme is structured around three scientific themes: security, safety, and justice.
Delft University of Technology
Geo-resources for the Future: Social, Economic, Environmental and Political Challenges
This Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minor teaches students to draw on various disciplines to explore the responsible use and trade of geological resources. We are facing challenges: Increasing CO 2 emissions are causing climate change and call for an energy transition towards renewable energy sources. In addition, the supplies of fossil fuels and minerals are limited and their availability and prices strongly depend on global politics. In this Minor, you will learn about the various disciplines that are involved in a responsible exploitation and trading of geo-resources and practice their integration.
Minor Geo-resources for the Future (TU Delft)
Africa has undergone significant transformations in the past decades and this is likely to accelerate. Current projections indicate that the continent’s population will double in the next 30 years, with more than half of its people living in urbanized environments. The subsequent growing demand for food, water, energy, land, infrastructure, health services, education, jobs, etc. can be powerful drivers of growth, but may also present severe social, economic, and environmental threats. The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus African Dynamics minor combines knowledge and expertise in the humanities, social and natural sciences and technology to offer you an analytical view of Africa from different perspectives and establish an understanding of what diverse fields have to offer and why it is important to know and integrate specialisations. This is achieved by bringing students from separate disciplines together in an environment where they can combine their academic backgrounds in innovative ways to understand and address the continent’s challenges and strengthen the opportunities Africa presents, with an emphasis on how Africans themselves view their continent and the world. > Read more
Minor in Medicine for technology students
This minor is intended for students who are interested in the cutting edge of technology and medicine: how can knowledge of technology contribute to medical science and to improved diagnostics and treatment methods?