Network for Transdisciplinary Research
The following projects already received the award for transdisciplinary research in Switzerland.
The project was directed by Prof. Dr. Christoph Beat Graber from i-call, the research center of international communications and art law at the University of Lucerne. It was an integral part of the first phase (2005-2009) of the NCCR Trade Regulations. The project was selected as the winner for its integrative, timely and path-breaking intervention in the field of media regulation concerning the protection and promotion of diversity of old indigenous as well as very new cultural expressions.
Shortlisted Projects 2010
The two shortlisted projects were, in alphabetical order:
BiodiverCity – Ecological and Social Values of Urban Nature
directed by Dr. Marco Moretti from the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL in Bellinzona for its participatory and innovative approach to the complex issues of urban biodiversity and the high potential for global application of its results.
Therapeutic and Sensory Garden at the RehaClinic Zurzach
directed by Prof. Dipl. phil. II Renata Schneiter-Ulmann from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences for its excellent inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration between researchers, practitioners and patients to develop therapeutic gardens as a common good.
Honorary Award 2010
In 2010, in addition to the winner and the shortlisted projects, the td-net honours the life-long engagement in transdisciplinarity of Prof. em. Dr. Thomas Bearth from the University of Zurich, above all his commitment to the international initiative LAGSUS (Language - Gender - Sustainability) which was carried out in often adverse political circumstances in Indonesia, the Ivory Cost, Uganda and Namibia.
from l.t.r: P. Suter | M. Moretti | K. Kuprecht | C.B. Graber |
R. Schneiter-Ulmann| T. Bearth | B. Baumberger | J. Zinsstag
Award Ceremony November 27, 2008
Laudatio (German) by Dr. Barbara Haering ETH Rat (pdf)
from l.t.r: A. Kesseli | J. Lienert | T. Larsen | B. Haering | G. Hirsch Hadorn
Short-listed projects 2008
The six short-listed projects for the td-award 2008 were, in alphabetical order of the project:
Illness and Health among the Kel Tamasheq in Northern Mali
LAGSUS: Language, Gender and Sustainability
The other short-listed projects will be added to this page once we have the directors' agreements.
The project investigated what kind of images and which ways influence decisions about sustainable development. It excels with its exemplary cooperation between different disciplines and with an innovative inclusion of the public.
Award Ceremony November 10, 2006
Laudatio (German) by Prof. Dr. Paul Messerli SNF (pdf)
Publications and follow-up projects
Award Ceremony November 12, 2004
Laudatio (German) by Prof. Dr. Dieter Imboden SNF (pdf)
Introduction (German) by Dr. Margrit Leuthold (SAMW/td-net) (pdf)