For Master’s students, this is the exception; please consult your exam regulations. Nevertheless, we recommend our TCP Master’s courses to enhance your personal profile.
Our offers are also suitable for doctoral and postdoctoral students, particularly those who wish to pursue a career outside the university.
Transdisciplinary competencies can be acquired at the University of Tübingen by completing:
- Courses from the Transdisciplinary Course Program (formerly Studium Professionale),
- Certificates, which can simultaneously enhance the study profile,
- Civic engagement, which can be integrated into studies,
- Voluntary internships, which can be credited, and
- Other options from other university institutions.
In addition, our Career Service helps students to manage the transition from studies to work successfully and to acquire the necessary transdisciplinary competencies. The focus is on career orientation, networking, application procedures and job research.
Transdisciplinary competencies are knowledge, skills and abilities, which are not restricted to individual disciplines. However, they make it possible to cope successfully with the many demands that arise throughout life, in different roles and complex situations.
The facilitation of transdisciplinary competencies arises from a comprehensive concept of education, which aims at both situation-related qualification requirements and the support of personal development and career orientation.
General education, developing skills in transdisciplinary thinking in (global) contexts and the ability to reflect on acquired knowledge as well as to deal with complex cultural, technical and social changes, developments and new problems. Successful interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary cooperation both in studies and in professional practice call not only for disciplinary knowledge, but also abilities in strategic orientation and in the transfer of knowledge.
In addition to contextual, logical, abstract and strategic thinking, both the ability to acquire and evaluate well-founded information and (creative) problem-solving skills are crucial for an individual to be open to and capable of lifelong learning. Along with skills in self-awareness and leadership, the ability to express oneself in speech and writing, presentation techniques, capacities for conflict-solving and teamwork, a willingness to innovate as well as planning and project management competencies are important soft skills that improve employability – in the sense of the ability to act flexibly and appropriately in dynamically-changing situations.
Transdisciplinary competencies focus on empowerment via for example self-determination, self-reflection and self-assessment, critical thinking, aesthetic experience and precise perception, flexibility and adaptability, creativity, social and empathetic behavior including critical reflection, respect for differences of opinion and tolerance of ambiguity, conscientiousness, and sound moral, professional and scientific ethical judgment.