Dutch Dairy Student Challenge


About this course

To participate in the Dutch Dairy Student Challenge (DDSC), the student must have (disciplinary) knowledge in his/her field of study and should have successfully completed (at least!) the first wo years of their BSc program. Furthermore, the student should master information literacy, computer literacy and presentation skills; English verbal and writing skills should be on a level which allows full contribution to the project development, and full independent functioning in a student team.

In this specific course we are posing?the?following?question:
How can dairy farms still exist in the future, in a healthy, sustainable and economically feasible way, from the perspective of the animals, the environment, as well as the farmers?”.

In working on this challenge, students are stimulated to employ a trans-disciplinary approach. Solutions could combine technical, political, economic, social and sustainability disciplines. The proposed solutions could take the form of a prototype (e.g. of a device, a platform, a tool), a system or a policy, depending on the expertise of the students and their chosen direction. In a period of 100 days students will be challenged to redefine this broad challenge to a more specific problem definition, propose a solution to this problem and validate their proposal.

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

  • analyze and describe?the context of a real-life c hallenge related to sustainable agriculture;
  • identify and evaluate challenges, and define potential opportunities relevant for tackling those challenges;
  • gather and analyze information from academic and non-academic resources and integrate them into final project deliverables;
  • defend evidence-based conclusions while taking into account the societal context;
  • reflect on personal learning goals, based on their own expertise and that of other members and stakeholders, in a cyclic manner.

Link to more information

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  • Start date

    10 February 2025

    • Ends
      7 March 2025
    • Term *
      Period 4
    • Location
    • Instruction language
    • Register between
      1 Jun, 00:00 - 12 Jan 2025
These offerings are valid for students of TU Eindhoven