Plug-in Modules

Interdisciplinary, innovative and cooperative: in plug-in modules, students work together with their peers from all schools on projects that transcend disciplinary boundaries. Thus, they develop individual talents and skills in a wide range of future-oriented fields.

Plug-in Modules in the summer semester 2024

AI and Regulation

This course is dedicated to current legal issues surrounding the development and application of AI technologies in various jurisdictions and different regions.

Business Plan Basic Seminar

A class with a start-up feel: In this course, students work in teams to develop their own entrepreneurial idea in agile, iterative cycleswith a lot of real-life feedback.

Climate Finance

In this course, students will learn about the role of finance for the low‑carbon transition of economies in developing as well as industrialized countries.

Digital Product School

In the three-month Digital Product School, students learn to build innovative digital products that solve real-world problems and provide true value to users.

Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

In a world which is increasingly shaped by AI technologies, understanding and discussing the ethical implications of this familiy of technologies is essential. The course delves into these issues.

Impact Entrepreneurship for Transformational Change

In the course, students learn how to create social impact in an entrepreneurial way, from a systemic perspective, and with the help of tools and methods from systems, design and future thinking.

Innovation Sprint

In five days, students learn to develop innovative, customer-focused and impact-driven business ideas by taking on a partner's challenge in an interdisciplinary team.

Innovative Entrepreneurs

In this course, participants gain insights from the practice of founders and entrepreneurs, and work on their own project to improve self-leadership.

Introduction to Psychology and Human Behavior

The focus of this course is on human behavior and the key questions: Why do people act the way they do? What role does their environment play? How can human behavior be studied?

Machine Learning and Society

This seminar aims to equip students with a critical understanding of the implications of ML technologies and the responsibility of practitioners in this field.

Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence. Classical Readings in the Phenomenology of AI

This course aims at shedding light to fundamental philosophical questions concerning the relationship between AI and the human mind from a phenomenological perspective.

Politics for Rocket Scientists (An Introduction to Political Science for Non-Political Scientists)

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the systematic study of politics and policies from the local to the global level and is specifically aimed at students from non-social science disciplines.

Principled Entrepreneurial Decisions

In this course, students as future leaders are challenged to critically reflect on the role that personal values and principles can and should play in making difficult business decisions.

Privacy and Data Protection Law

The course addresses numerous issues relating to the policy, principles and practical implications of data protection legislation and its application.

Quantum Entrepreneurship Laboratory

In this course, students work on industry-relevant problems in quantum computing, ultimately pitching a commercial product in front of a panel of quantum industry partners.

Scaling Entrepreneurial Ventures

This course introduces students to theories, concepts, and frameworks for scaling entrepreneurial ventures and venture growth.

Science Communication and Public Engagement

Students will learn how to generate attention for scientific content in an increasingly complex and fragmented media world and how to communicate scientific content through different media formats.

SDG Campus

At the virtual SDG Campus, students can attend a wide variety of courses related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and technologies that might be helpful to reach them, collect ECTS and earn a certificate.

Societal Computing

In this class, students learn how to use human centered data to discover patterns and test theories of societal behavior, and how to consider social contexts and ethical concerns for data analysis.

Tech Challenge

Learning by doing: In this seminar, students take on the challenge of solving a practical business problem posed by entrepreneurial partners and thus further develop their innovation skills.

Technology Entrepreneurship Lab

Leading by coaching: In this course, students learn to build their coaching skills and practice them by helping real innovation or start-up teams with their challenges.


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