INTRODUCTION TO INTERFACES - BACHELOR IN INTERFACES - MASTER IN INTERFACES - DOCTORATE IN INTERFACES
From Unidisciplinary Excellence to Holistic Multicultural Integrated Interdisciplinary Competence
Our Planet Earth and civilisation are faced with problems that have reached such a level of complexity as to become unmanageable. Our civilisation cannot deal with global complexity.
Academics, experts, politicians and the citizens are getting completely out of their depth - why? - because they are all confronted with holistic multicultural integrated interdisciplinary challenges, something that their education has not prepared them for. A degree even when it is deserved - which is not always necessarily the case - does not automatically mean competence. Besides, demonstrated proficiency in a restricted branch, yet feeling completely out of your depth when it comes to dealing with the vast expanse of data that lies both before and within you in countless other fields, you call that competent?
"Competence" today needs
to be redefined. Indeed,
despite the astounding number of experts and researchers in all possible fields,
research projects, PhD/Master theses, books, articles, papers, institutions and
organisations worldwide, we have made a thorough mess of this world and no one
really knows what to do!
We must turn to the Education of Tomorrow (EdoT): Interface Education.
My conclusion following a three day colloquium at the Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences and Arts on “La Pensée Rationnelle et la Pensée Emotionnelle” (Rational and Emotional Thought) was that the Human Being’s inability to deal with the complexities of the challenges he/she was facing had profound consequences at multiple levels: personal, existential, medical, psychological/psychiatric, religious, educational, political, scientific, moral, ethical, philosophical, cultural, family, etc...
The challenge of today is therefore how to manage holistic multicultural integrated interdisciplinary complexity at all levels.
All the knowledge, philosophies, cultures, religions and technologies that have been accumulated since the beginning of humanity notwithstanding, the World System has nonetheless turned our planet earth into a ticking time bomb. So there is a problem. There is a problem in the very way we think, in the very way we process data. There is a need to look elsewhere. Where? The State of Mind (SoM) or Mindset. Our consciousness. The SoM which can be considered as one of the emergent properties of the Nutri-neuro-immuno-vasculo-endocrino-epigenetic-exposomic System (NNIVEE System), determines the way you process - collect, assimilate, understand, articulate together - data, whatever the data. So there is a need to optimise the SoM for complex avant-garde holistic multicultural integrated interdisciplinary challenge processing. This is the kind of training that is needed today. This is what we offer.
So to my mind,
the worldwide educational system - a formidable commercial and political
enterprise - has perhaps become the greatest worldwide swindle of all times,
smothering the citizens' full potential and leading them astray, in fact
preventing them from adequately managing the holistic complexities of real
everyday life. We must turn to the Education of Tomorrow: Interface Education
that shall in due course replace traditional education. The inevitable collapse
of the existing educational system with its enormous vested interests probably
explains the apprehension regarding Interface Education in many quarters.
Education doesn't like change either.
recognition of the importance of interdisciplinarity shall inevitably backfire
on all citizens who have only acquired sometimes at great expecnses a
unidisciplinary or pseudo-interdisciplinary qualification because these won't be
useful - and not even recognised - anymore.
An introduction to EdoT is our Master in Interfaces (MI). The full complete doctorate forms part of the Interface Assimilation Programme (IAP), a futuristic education and research project requiring new advanced technology that shall be pursued at the International Interface Research Center (IIRC).
The IMNRC is the only institution in the world that delivers a Master in Interfaces (MI) just as the IIRC shall be the only institution to deliver the DI in its final form. It is noteworthy that the DI is already becoming increasingly recognised as the equivalent to a fully holistic integrated interdisciplinary qualification blending traditional degrees in medicine, science, arts and sports together. For example, a DI qualifies for a medical doctorate (MD); not the other way round.
---> Places are strictly limited. Early registration is recommended <---
basically interested in interfaces. An interface is what is between... and since
interfaces are not only omnipresent but also the interconnecting principle that
integrates the infinitesimally small with the infinitesimally large,
understanding interfaces requires a fundamental state of mind (or mindset)
change. This means unlearning and relearning, optimising the state of mind (or
mindset) for complex holistic multicultural integrated interdisciplinary
challenge processing, something that the existing education does not provide.
This Interface Mindset has the potential to set up a universal algorithm using a
common language - the interface - that elegantly articulates the multitude of
fragmented parts of the “Universe” together. The Interface Paradigm
elegantly illustrates the fundamental natural interconnectedness between all
“things” - interfaces - in the Universe and how by creating an artificial
yet convincing discontinuity, replacing it by a conceptual interconnectedness
thereby confusing the orders of abstraction and losing him/herself in a
conceptual maze, the Human Being is leading civilisation - and Planet Earth - to
its doom. The interface is not only an extraordinarily powerful investigating
tool, it is probably the key to understanding the Universe including therefore
ourselves and the Life Sciences. Applications of Interfaces are multiple,
ranging from fundamental research to new governance.
Master in Interfaces (M.I.)
The Master in Interfaces (MI) is a one year course that begins in October, January and April. In other words, there are three overlapping one year MI courses per year. This is possible because of the very nature of the MI course. The theoretical material is the same; only the order in which the student shall attend the "Interface Events" (please see below) shall change. Holistic thinking is not mainstream which is why an entrance examination and interview is required. Those who feel uncomfortable with the Admission Procedure shall be invited to ask for private tuition and reapply later. Applications are welcome but very competitive for lack of space. Selection of applicants is based on profile and integrated interdisciplinary potential.
MI includes five parts:
introduction to Interfaces.
introduction to Interface Education.
whole series of Interface Events.
Interface Event is followed by cross-disciplinary
Bachelor in Interfaces (B.I.)
Bachelor in Interfaces (BI) is similar to one MI term but at a lower level. The
course takes place in Autumn, Winter and Spring. There are no Entrance
Examinations for the BI course. The BI course is very useful for the following
Courses in June - July - August are organised.
are no Entrance Examinations for the Summer Courses. These
light courses offer an excellent general
introduction to the more advanced Master in Interfaces that follows. Duration:
Fees follow the existing EU and Non EU registration fees applied to private academic institutions. The IMNRC is a private institution that is nonetheless open to public/private partnerships. We would very much like to award scholarships and other payment facilities, but this depends on external funding from national and international institutional and government sources including the private sector (philanthropists, patrons, sponsors and donators).
Master in Interfaces
Bachelor in Interfaces
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