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Big Ideas in Computer Science: Understanding the Digitized World (VU Amsterdam Summer School)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Certificate / Diploma Summer course Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study General programmes
Course summary Interaction with computers has become a big part of our daily life, but they do much more than help us with practicalities.
Course description Interaction with computers has become a big part of our daily life, but they do much more than help us with practicalities. They are tools for understanding the fundamentals of information, processes and human thinking. The insights they have brought us are some of the most important in human history, with far-reaching consequences for society. On this course you learn to look with the eyes of a computer scientist, to understand the potential and limitations of computing and to apply these insights to such topics as social networks, biological processes, language and consciousness. Specific subjects we investigate are: * The science of algorithms, their power, universality and limits. This includes some programming, but for the most part you explore algorithmics away from the computer. * The science of data: encoding, compression and pattern recognition. * Taming complexity: dividing the problem, the search as a general heuristic and quantum computing. * Computing and philosophy: the ethics of big data and AI, free will and consciousness.
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ECTS credits 3.00
Duration 2 week(s)
full-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes computer exercise, excursion, group discussion, lecture, individual assignment, self study
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About the institution

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Information about the institution Ever since it was founded in 1880, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU is an open organization, strongly linked to people and society.

Admission

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Duration 2 week(s)
full-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
20 Jul 2019 1 May 2019 -
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)n.a.€ 1150€ 1150

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.

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