Scientific Computing Uppsala-Stanford
- To establish a leading international Master's program by
utilizing joint knowledge and competence at Uppsala University and
Stanford University. Planning as well as teaching of each course is
the responsibility of the foremost experts in Scientific Computing at
- To use technology as a tool for enhanced
learning, applying the new approach of blended learning combining the
best teaching experiences from face-to-face (F2F) campus classes with
the best experiences from on-line distance classes, built on student
collaboration over internet.
- To obtain motivated teachers with new
- To live up to the current trends in internationalization of the
campus and the curriculum by emphasizing "internationalization at
- To establish student exchange within Master's thesis work,
i.e., sending at least two Uppsala students to research groups at
Stanford each year (about three months) and vice versa.
provide good examples of how to set up a joint venture in distance
education between two equal partners in different timezones, with
different semester, credit, examination and grading systems,
admissions requirements etc.
The academic programs involved at Uppsala university are Master in Computational
Science (Master i tillämpad beräkningsvetenskap) and the
Scientific Computing elective in the Engineering Physics Program
(Beräkningsteknisk gren på civilingenjörsprogrammet Teknisk fysik).