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MAS ETH in Housing and Human Settlements

Start: September 2017, ETH Zurich

The MAS ETH in Housing and Human Settlements is committed to contribute to finding solutions to the housing challenges in Switzerland, Europe, as well as in low- and middle-income countries globally through multi-disciplinary training and high-level research. The MAS is primarily, but not exclusively, oriented to professionals with a background in architecture, urban planning or urban design, but is also open to candidates from other disciplines with an interest in housing.

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PhD course "Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research for Global Health"

18 September - 27 October 2017, VU University Amsterdam (part-time e-learning course)

In this course, PhD candidates will be exposed to, and will practice key skills within the design and implementation of inter- and transdisciplinary research. They will acquire a grounded understanding of epistemological cultures and how knowledge value systems can challenge mutual learning. During the course, PhD candidates will use a case study format to redesign a mono- or multidisciplinary research project into an inter- or transdisciplinary research project. This will ensure practical exposure to stakeholder analysis, critical stakeholder feedback, and careful stakeholder communication skills before participants design and build their own PhD research proposal.

Application Deadline: 1 September 2017
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International Academic Training Program (Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD)

29 October - 4 November 2017, Baar

The main goal of the 07 days international Academic Training Program is to strengthen the skills of the representatives of state organisations, business sector, INGOs/NGOs, education institutions, religious organisations, independent mediators and politicians through institutional global academic education in Mediation, Conflict Management, Leadership, Trauma Healing & Cross Cultural Communication.

Application deadline: 7 August 2017
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3 Month CAS - Research Program (Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD)

29 October 2017 - 25 January 2018, Baar

The main goal of the 3 Month CAS-Research Program is to develop the research skills of the participants and to closely acquaintance them with relevant Swiss state, public and private Institutes.

Application deadline: 7 August 2017
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Interdisciplinary PhD School - Module 2: Interdisciplinarity – Transformation – Creativity

8-10 November 2017, 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.

Deadline for registration: 18 September 2017
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TdLab Winter School 2018: Science Meets Practice

16-19 and 22-25 January 2018, ETH Zurich

In the TdLab Winter School, participants learn how to collaborate effectively with stakeholders. This course not only offers the opportunity to develop transferable skills that enhance personal and professional development, but also actively contributes towards strengthening a genuine dialogue and knowledge exchange between science and practice. The TdLab Winter School is open to all doctoral students and postdocs of the ETH Domain, as well as other Swiss and international universities – however, places are limited!

Application deadline: 20 October 2017
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