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During the SKO programme, the lecturers worked on their own cross-curricular project within their training/educational institute, which they applied in practice. In addition, they formulated a personal learning question which they worked on.

Ana Varbanescu

Ana Varbanescu is associate professor in the Parallel Computer Systems group (IvI). She supervises students for BSc, MSc and PhD theses. While getting her SKO, she worked on the question "How can I be more efficient in managing and improving educational processes?" and worked on the project A Framework for an MSc Honours Programme in the Graduate School of Informatics.

About the project

Graduate School of Informatics (GSI) coordinates several MSc programs, including the Joint-degree programs on Computer and Computational Science. This project aims to design a framework for a MSc honours program for the GSI 2-years programs. Focusing on students in the top 15% of their cohort, the program offers them the skills required for a flying start to a career in academia. The programme focuses on complementing their technical skills with research skills and experience, practical academic skills, project management skills, basic education skills, and societal impact vision.

The project is built as a mentored self-development trajectory, composed of a package of compulsory activities, complemented by attending extra courses. The project pilot aims at 10-15 students, recruited from the Computer Science, Computational Science, and AI programs.

TLC Science congratulates Ana Varbanescu on obtaining her certificate.