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“The opportunity of a lifetime”

"We’d like to think with our hands"

Master in Digital Design - Gabriele Ferri, Lecturer

“The opportunity of a lifetime”, that’s how Gabriele describes his chance to contribute to the setup of a new Master’s degree for the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. “It was amazing, but also challenging.” Students explore real-world problems, reflect on them and provide solutions based on their own personal perspectives and vision. “The programme really invites them to think more outside of the box and in innovative ways”, says Gabriele.

Students also practice ‘research through design’. “That’s so exciting, because this is something that is not that common in applied science. What we do in class is not only a theoretical exercise, it also leads to something concrete. It’s like thinking with your hands.”