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05 December 2016

Vice Chancellors look to iGEM for Innovation role models

INNOVATION

All students must learn to translate their core competency into problem solving says Vice Chancellors Bjørnholm and Friis

In an opinion piece in the University Post Vice Chancellors at University of Copenhagen Thomas Bjørnholm and Lykke Friis writes that all students must learn to translate their core competency into problem solving. As an example they use our synbio iGEM team CosmoCrops and their cross-disciplinary project.

Vice Chancellors Lykke Friis and Thomas Bjørnholm

How will more students be innovative like CosmoCrops they ask. The first answers is that innovation should not be perceived as something new. UCPH has been doing pioneering research long before innovation was a buzzword. Secondly, teachers should incorporate innovation into the curriculum using the motto 'Doing by Learning'.

Read the full article here in Danish ...>

Link to CosmoCrops here ...>