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Due to its transdiciplinary nature, the workshop is addressed to students, academia, professionals and general public interested in crossing scientific disciplines with the purpose of facing complex problems of different kind. For students, it offers the possibility of acquiring knowledge and competencies from other scientific & technical domains; for academia and professionals, methodologies for creating cooperation links among disciplines; for the general public: guidelines for understanding and facing the multidimensional problems of our age.
Because of room limitations 100 places are offered

Official Credits

LEC: 2
ECTS: 1.5


  • Ordinary: 20 €
  • Reduced fee for members of participant institutions: 10 €
  • Collaborative Participation: 0 €
  • OBSERVATIONS concerning fees: 
    • The assistance is free though registration is required (Internet Registration)
    • Electronic accreditation concerning different skills shall be provided through the Open Badge System supported by the participant institutions.

Skills and Learning Objectives

Achieving basic knowledge of system theory and complex theory as strategy for the integration of scientific and practical disciplines, as well as for the confrontation of complex scientific or practical problems. Since it will be held in English, it serves as strengthening of linguistic skills. On the other hand, the design of the course as extended event and the possibility of contributing in different ways (facilitating round tables, participating in discussions, translating, elaborating materials, etc) offers the possibility of training in informational skills, team work, or linguistic competences, that will be acknowledged through the “Open Badge” certification method implemented on a hybrid learning platform.

Evaluation Criteria

The obtained competences will be evaluated using the mission methodology, and the acknowledgement of different kinds of contribution through the Open Badge system. As long as the course is conceived as an expanded event –in both space and time– including previous and subsequent development, the effort –by the student who reaches the basic objectives– corresponds to about 2.5 times the face-to-face stage, thus equivalent to 1.5 ECTS.

For the evaluation and accreditation of the learning performance there are three lines corresponding to the type of acknowledged participation:

  1. COLLABORATOR: cooperation in any of the organising activities (round table moderation, video recording, broadcasting support, edition of materials, text revision...). To that purpose contacting with the organisation of the course is required before the beginning of the face-to-face sessions. Its fulfilment drives to the open-badge accreditation as (co)ORGANISER.
  1. SPEAKER: Presentation of a free academic paper in one of the thematic axis. Upon review of the proposed papers, qualitative papers could be published. To that end, an abstract proposal suffices and a deadline will be established for the presentation of final papers. The proposed argument can be argued in the round tables. Independently of whether the article is published or not, its elaboration will be counted as sufficient contribution as SPEAKER.
  1. ATTENDEE: Requiring (i) an attendance at 80% of the sessions, and (ii) either the submission of an abstract of the seminar (min. 2500 words, using own words and personal insights) or contributing significantly to the debates (face-to-face through some of the online channels).

For the presentation of seminar works (deadline February 15th17h) there are two alternatives:
  1. HYBRID-LEARNING (conducing to open-badge digital accreditation of the type shown above) through some of the following ways: 
(a) Publication of some of the work types mentioned above in an own blog using the hashtag #UC_PRIMER_2014, which could for instance include a video of participant's presentation;
(b) Posting 12 tweets using the hashtag: #UC_PRIMER_2014 (whenever at least three participants are interested in). To that purpose the interested must: 1stsend an email to Workshop director ( indicating the ways (s)he is going to develop her/his work together with the URL of her/his blog or Twitter own profile; 2ndpost the corresponding contributions properly tagged. The participant will receive indications which will let her/him know the own evolution within the course and finally the corresponding digital certification.
  1. Sending an Email to the director of the workshop including: (1) Student's name; (2) Degree (s)he aims, or accomplished studies; (3) works of type 1 (speaker) or 2 (attendee).