• Application Deadline
  • 14 days
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Semester)
    Tuition (Semester)
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  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Any researcher will recognize this fear: your thesis, perfectly written and data-rich, lying in some desk drawer waiting to be forgotten. Sound familiar? Science has become a self-referential system, and papers remain unread or even unwritten. But why talk about the impact of papers anyway, and not about their impact on society? Developments in science and technology, such as biotechnology and artificial intelligence, have the potential to profoundly transform our lives. If you care about the social impact of your research, if you want to engage stakeholders and reflect on your own practice, then this is the course for you. The Amsterdam Summer School is offered by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

This summer boot camp will help you become the best Responsible Researcher that you can possibly be. What is Responsible Research and Innovation? In a nutshell, RRI describes a way of doing research that allows research outcomes to align with societal values. RRI was presented in Horizon 2020, the EU’s funding programme for research and innovation, immediately attracting widespread interest. RRI is based on four key dimensions:
  • inclusive deliberation,
  • openness & transparency,
  • anticipation & reflexivity
  • responsiveness and adaptive change.
The approach has profound implications for researchers. For example, if RRI promotes societal involvement very early in the research process, the researcher must define exactly what ‘very early’ means. If RRI emphasizes the vital role of reflective learning in research practice, the challenge for responsible researchers is to incorporate this aspect into their daily routine. If RRI promotes openness, the question for responsible researchers is how best to pursue transparency in their own context.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 14 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    3 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Entry Level
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Programme Structure

Our courses are designed to provide an intensive, in-depth look at your topic of study. Besides the built-in course excursions we offer an extensive social programme.


Mixed classroom with peers from all over the world, max. 25 students.


Prof. Jacqueline Broerse , Dr Frank Kupper, Dr. Pim Klaassen, Dr. Barbara Regeer, Drs. Ir. Aafke Fraaije

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

Master level, which means you are eligible to apply when you are enrolled in your final year of Bachelor studies.

Technological Requirements


Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 1150 International
  • EUR 1150 EU/EEA

Included in the tuition fee are: Airport pick-up service, Orientation programme, Course excursions, On-site support, 24/7 emergency assistance, Transcript of records. Excluding housing. Different housing options are available, both on and off campus.


Early bird discount of €150 for anyone who applies and pays before 15 March 2017. €250 discount for students from partner universities. 10 scholarships available that cover the full tuition fee of one course. Combine 2 courses: €100 discount. Combine 3 courses: €200 discount. See website for list of partner universities and terms and conditions.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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