Theory and Methods for Inter-and Transdisciplinary PhD Research, VU Graduate Winter School 2019

7-18 January 2019, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Global problems are complex. Studying them requires unfolding this complexity to understand their origins, causes, and investigate possible solutions. It involves using multiple approaches, delving into various fields of science and frames of reference in the process. For this reason it can be challenging and unstructured. The key is using the appropriate methodology to guide you through the process. In this course you will learn key skills and have the opportunity to put them into practice within the design and implementation of inter-and transdisciplinary research.

Application deadline: 10 December 2018
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ETH Sustainability Winter School "Perspectives on Daylight"

13-19 January 2019, Mount Rigi, Switzerland

The next ETH Sustainability Winter School will be organised in partnership with the Daylight Academy on the topic "Daylight in the context of ecosystems, human health and architecture". The lectures and workshops will take place from 13 to 19 January 2019 on the beautiful mountain Rigi in Switzerland.

Application deadline: 1 November 2018
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TdLab Winter School "Science meets Practice"

22-25 & 28-31 January 2019, Wislikofen, Switzerland

In this Winter School you will learn about a range of transdisciplinary methods, as well as design thinking methodology, for creating effective collaboration. A key feature of this Winter School is the opportunity for hands-on application of these methods in a real-world setting. This year, the theme will be “community development”. You will have the opportunity to directly interact with stakeholders from administration, business, policy, and civil society, while also working in an interdisciplinary group with other researchers.

Application deadline: 30 November 2018
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Urban Futures Open Research School: Co-producing knowledge in transdisciplinary research - From practice to theory

Spring 2019, Göteborg, Sweden

The course is divided into two parts. The first course will be conducted fall 2018, starting in September and the second during spring, starting in January. Its directed towards you who are dealing with so called ‘wicked urban problems’ in your daily practice or who aim to address such current and future urban challenges in your PhD research. This course gives insight into urban dilemmas from both practice and academic research perspectives and provides tools, methods and theory for transdisciplinary research.

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Séminaire interdisciplinaire CUSO: Le défi de l'interdisciplinarité: le règlement alternatif des conflits

17 mai 2019, Université de Genève

Ce séminaire donnera la possibilité aux doctorant-e-s de différentes formations, travaillant sur des sujets qui interrogent les rapports entre l’État, la justice et les individus, comme la création de nouveaux (ou parfois anciens et traditionnels) modèles de gestion des conflits, de présenter leurs recherches et de les discuter avec des expert-e-s spécialement invité-e-s pour l’occasion, ainsi qu’avec les autres participante-s.

Délai de soumission des abstracts: 15 janvier 2019

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