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Urban Futures Open Research School: Co-producing knowledge in transdisciplinary research - From practice to theory

Fall 2018 & 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.

Application deadline: 27 May 2018
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Data Think! — Data Research & Ontology, EPFL International PhD Block Course

22-26 October 2018, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Data Think! is a block course funded by Swissuniversities. Aimed at an interdisciplinary audience of doctoral candidates, the course consists in a series of lectures, seminars and workshops with an international panel of eminent experts—interdisciplinary researchers engaged with qualitative, quantitative and computational approaches to data production and analysis. During a week, students look at the historical idea of data across research practices, how scientific theories and concepts affect our construction of data, and in which way data and data analysis shapes our relationship to society and the environment. Through this course, students also acquire a critical understanding of what it means to produce and use data in research today and the emerging transdisciplinary approaches to data analysis.

Application deadline: 5 September 2018
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IPD Autumn Academy

27 October - 3 November 2018, Zug, Switzerland

The Institute for Peace & Dialogue (IPD) covers the field of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, mediation, security, intercultural dialogue, human rights & leadership. Through different events held throughout the year, IPD aims to bring together state, private and public sector representatives. Applicants can either choose 8 Days Training or 3 Month Research Program together with the 8 Days Training participation depending on the application.

Early bird application deadline: 5 August 2018
Late application deadline: 5 October 2018

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IPD 3 Month Research Program

27 October 2018 - 24 January 2019, Zug, Switzerland

The Institute for Peace & Dialogue (IPD) covers the field of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, mediation, security, intercultural dialogue, human rights & leadership. Through different events held throughout the year, IPD aims to bring together state, private and public sector representatives. Applicants can either choose 8 Days Training or 3 Month Research Program together with the 8 Days Training participation depending on the application.

Early bird application deadline: 5 August 2018
Late application deadline: 5 October 2018

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2018 Utrecht Winter School on Earth System Governance

31 October - 4 November 2018, Utrecht, The Netherlands

The Winter School will offer early career researchers a series of stimulating lectures and dialogues on newly emerging themes in earth system governance research as well as interactive ‘writeshops’ focusing on participants’ work-in-progress.

Application deadline: 16 April 2018
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Interdisciplinary PhD School - Module 2: Interdisciplinary Research: Epistemic issues Theories, Processes and Academic career

7-9 November 2018, University of Geneva (Valais Campus), Sion

This module aims to sensitize and train doctoral students to the theories and concepts that underpin interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. By explaining the origins and recent developments of interdisciplinarity from the perspective of history, philosophy and epistemology of the sciences, doctoral students are trained and cognitively equipped to understand motivations and reasons for engaging in transformative research between and beyond disciplinary boundaries.

Application deadline: 22 September 2018
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ETH Sustainability Winter School 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.

The call for applications will open in autumn 2018.
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