Partnering for Change: Link Research to Societal Challenges

Monday, March 30, 2020 (All day)
Related GLP Member: Flurina Schneider

In today’s world, we face many complex societal challenges. Projects addressing these challenges often involve actors and stakeholders from different fields and disciplines bringing together their own perspectives or knowledge on a topic. Accordingly, collaborative transdisciplinary approaches are crucial for the success of a project.

On this course, you’ll explore how to meet the challenges of conducting effective transdisciplinary research. You’ll gain insights into a variety of case studies from different fields as you learn from the experiences of peers and experts.

What topics will you cover?

  • Research skills needed in order to produce relevant outcomes for society and academia

  • Transdisciplinarity: principles, research processes, and application

  • Guiding questions, phases, and steps in transdisciplinary projects

  • Pitfalls and opportunities in transdisciplinary projects

  • Ethical implications of co-production processes

  • Examples of transdisciplinary projects on sustainable development, migration, and health topics

Who is the course for?

Students and researchers from all backgrounds; stakeholders involved in searching solutions for complex societal challenges. Mentoring will take place from Monday, March 30th to Sunday, May 10th, 2020.