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March 2017

 

"Systemische Risiken: Herausforderung für Natur, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft" Vortrag von Ortwin Renn
> 1. März 2017, Universität Bern.


Die „Mobiliar Lab Lectures“ bringen für eine Veranstaltungsreihe führende Forscherinnen und Forscher nach Bern. Die Vorträge sind öffentlich und richten sich sowohl an Fachleute wie die interessierte Öffentlichkeit. Der renommierte deutsche Risikoforscher Ortwin Renn spricht über eine neue Welle der Bedrohung, die „systemischen Risiken“. Sie sind globaler Natur, hochvernetzt und komplex. Darunter fallen Risiken wie Klimawandel, Pandemien, Finanzkrisen und die Erhöhung der Ungleichheit zwischen Arm und Reich. Der Vortrag zeigt auf, wie man solche systemischen Risiken erkennen kann und welche Optionen es gibt, um diese Risiken durch Risikomanagement und Regulierung in den Griff zu bekommen.

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Versorgungsforschung in der Schweiz – wie weiter? // Health Services Research in Switzerland – what’s next?
> 1. März 2017, Bern. Poster submission deadline: 10 January 2017.


Während fünf Jahren hat die Bangerter-Rhyner Stiftung via Förderprogramm der SAMW die Versorgungsforschung in der Schweiz mit einer Million Franken pro Jahr unterstützt. Damit wurde ein zunehmend wichtiger, aber gerade finanziell nur spärlich unterstützter Forschungsbereich erfolgreich entwickelt. Das Förderprogramm gab zudem wichtige Impulse für das Nationale Forschungsprogramm NFP 74, mit dem die Förderung der Versorgungsforschung vorerst ihren Höhepunkt erreicht hat.

Mit dem Symposium 2017 für Versorgungsforschung möchte die SAMW sowohl zurückblicken und erfolgreiche Projekte der letzten fünf Jahre präsentieren, als auch einen Ausblick ermöglichen auf das NFP 74 und die Zeit danach.

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During the last five years, the Bangerter-Rhyner Foundation has supported health services research in Switzerland through a funding programme of the ASSM with a million Swiss francs per year. This allowed the development of a research field of increasing importance which has only received sparse funding to date. This support will reach its peak with the ongoing NRP 74. However, future funding opportunities, beyond the first successful programme and NRP remain unclear. The 2017 symposium thus proposes to look back – by presenting successful projects of the past five years – and forward to future perspectives within the NRP 74 and beyond.

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CALL: International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2017
"Transdisciplinary research and teaching — Intercultural endeavours"
> 11 - 15 September 2017, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany. Submission deadline: 10 March 2017.


The International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2017 is co-organised by Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany and the Network for Transdisciplinary Research of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.
The overall objective of the conference is to strengthen communities of transdisciplinary research and teaching, and to create visibility for theoretical, empirical and transformative advances. The focus of the conference is on interculturality. Transdisciplinary research and teaching will be explored as intercultural endeavours concerning epistemologies, world-views, practices, and place-based differences.
With this emphasis we want to bring together representatives of different world regions, institutions, cultures, and communities. The conference aims at exploring interfaces and at fostering the potential of transdisciplinarity to deal with heterogeneity and difference.


Call:
http://www.transdisciplinarity.ch/td-net/Konferenzen/ITD-2017/Call-for-contributions.html

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CALL: ICRD 2017 "EVIDENCE. ENGAGEMENT. POLICIES. Research for Sustainable Development"
> 5–8 September 2017, Bern, Switzerland. Submission deadline: 15 March 2017.


ICRD 2017 is the fourth in the conference series. Its umbrella theme this year is “Evidence. Engagement. Policies.”. ICRD 2017 will be co-hosted by the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme) and by the University of Bern’s Centre for Development and Environment (CDE).

The r4d programme is a joint funding initiative by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Swiss National Science Foundation. It supports research addressing global problems with a particular focus on least-developed, low-, and middle-income countries.

CDE is an interdisciplinary research centre of the University of Bern. CDE envisions science as engaged and transformative – as having the power to spark substantial changes towards sustainable development. For this purpose, CDE supports social learning and co-production of knowledge in several world regions, invests in long-term partnerships, and seeks to connect local realities to global debates.

The ICRD series was originally launched in 2004 by the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South; the ICRD 2017 builds on the achievements of these earlier conferences and on the r4d programme – a unique partnership to tackle global challenges.

A hallmark of the ICRD series is the space it provides for international research collaborations with a strong representation of partners from countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

The conference offers a platform for researchers, policymakers, civil society, and others to come together and engage in creative dialogue and concerted action. ICRD 2017 will focus on research for sustainable development, in particular on improving our understanding of how evidence can support policies for transformation in countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This includes considering how the scientific community responds to knowledge needs, how decision-makers involve researchers, how evidence-based policymaking can be realized, and how alternative, non-linear science–policy–practice interactions might look. We encourage creative, interdisciplinary, and interactive contributions offering visionary, transformative pathways to sustainable development worldwide.

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CALL: 10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference
> 21-25 August 2017, Interlaken, Switzerland. Abstract submission deadline extended: 15 March 2017.


The 10th anniversary International Carbon Dioxide Conference will provide participants with an integrated, interdisciplinary view of the global carbon cycle and its perturbation by humans.
We invite contributions from natural and social scientists and from all disciplines addressing the global carbon cycle and its anthropogenic perturbation.

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CALL: Science of Team Science (SciTS) 2017 Conference
> 12-14 June 2017, Clearwater Beach, FL, USA. Submission deadline: 17 March 2017.


The annual conference for the SciTS community will be hosted by the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. Registration will be open in early 2017 with abstracts due spring 2017.

The Science of Team Science (SciTS) is a rapidly growing cross-disciplinary field of study that aims to build an evidence-base and to develop translational applications to help maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of team-based research.

The 2017 conference will review the current state of knowledge in the SciTS field, highlight applications for enhancing team science, and discuss future directions for advancing SciTS to improve the global scientific enterprise. Thought leaders in the SciTS field, scientists engaged in team-based research, institutional leaders who promote collaborative research, policymakers, and federal agency representatives will be in attendance.

This year's event will highlight the interface of the SciTS field with current hot topics and emerging trends and feature an exciting line-up of invited speakers in addition to submitted panels, papers, and posters.

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CALL: ETH Sustainability Summer School about “Mountain Forests & Risk Management“
> 1 - 9 July 2017, Tamina Valley, Pfäfers, Switzerland. Application Deadline: 17 March 2017.


No plans for next summer yet? Curious to work with students from different disciplines?

During one week, 32 students from different backgrounds and all academic levels will learn and work together. The course integrates lectures, interdisciplinary group work, case studies, discussions with experts and local stakeholders, social and cultural activities and hands-on work in the mountain forest.

More information:
www.sustainability.ethz.ch/summer-school

CALL: CAS Forschungsmanagement
> 3. Mai 2017 – 29. Juni 2018 . Anmeldefrist ist der 24. März 2017. Module können auch einzeln besucht werden, sofern freie Plätze vorhanden sind.


Gute Forschungsmanagerinnen und -manager unterstützen und begleiten Forschende und Forschungsnetzwerke in ihrer täglichen Arbeit, um damit Forschung auf höchstem Niveau zu ermöglichen. Der einjährige berufsbegleitende Weiterbildungsstudiengang vermittelt dazu fundierte Kenntnisse und Kompetenzen. Er richtet sich an Personen, die Managementaufgaben im Forschungskontext innehaben oder neu übernehmen. Dabei möchten wir auch Forschende ansprechen, welche als Koordinatoren in inter- oder transdisziplinären Forschungsverbünden oder Forschungsnetzwerken arbeiten.
Ein Modul (Modul 4, Spezielle Aspekte des Forschungsmanagements) dreht sich dabei speziell um die spezifischen Anforderungen von inter- und transdisziplinärer Forschung.

Weitere Informationen zum Studiengang finden Sie unter:
www.forschungsmanagement.ch

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BAFU-Tagung: «Naturschutzwerte im Wandel?»
> 16. März 2017, Bern Expo, Kongresszentrum, Bern.


Werte liegen unseren Handlungen zugrunde und leiten unsere Entscheide. Sie können zugleich Hindernis und Möglichkeit zur Veränderung sein. Werte sind relativ und wandeln sich im Laufe der Zeit. Wer hätte vor zwanzig Jahren gedacht, dass es einmal ein Bundesgesetz zum Schutz vor Passivrauchen geben würde? Welche Entwicklungen sind im Naturschutz möglich?

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12. eco.naturkongress "Wasserschloss Schweiz in Gefahr
> 31. März 2017, Theater Basel.


Das Wasserschloss Schweiz, ein scheinbar unerschütterlicher Mythos, gerät aus dem Gleichgewicht: Der Klimawandel lässt Gletscher schmelzen und die Schneefallgrenze steigt. Natur und Landwirtschaft, aber auch die Menschen sind schon in wenigen Jahren durch Wasserknappheit bedroht. Extremniederschläge führen zu zerstörerischen Überschwemmungen und Murgängen. Die intensive Nutzung der Gewässer löst Artensterben aus. Und die Förderung der Wasserkraft spitzt den Nutzungskonflikt zwischen Energiesicherheit und Gewässerschutz zu.
Grund genug für den 12. eco.naturkongress, sich zu fragen, wie das Gleichgewicht zurückgewonnen werden kann, und zwar in drei handlungsorientierten Themenblöcken:

  • Wasserschloss Schweiz: Neue Normalität der Extreme
  • Wasserkraft: Klima retten oder Arten opfern
  • Globaler Wasserstress: Die Schweiz ist keine Insel
Am 12. eco.naturkongress im Theater Basel erwarten Sie informative Keynotes, kontroverse Debatten, Workshops und die traditionelle Verleihung des Schweizer Nachhaltigkeitspreises prix eco.ch in drei Kategorien. Den bis zu 800 Teilnehmenden bietet der Kongress – begleitet durch kulinarische Überraschungen – genügend Zeit, um bestehende Netzwerke zu festigen, neue Beziehungen zu knüpfen und Fachwissen für zukünftige Projekte zu vertiefen.

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April 2017

 

Workshop: Potagers Urbains et Bien-être // Urban gardening und Wohlergehen
> 6 avril 2017, EPFL Lausanne. Délai d'inscription: 15 février 2017.


Le Laboratoire de Relations Humaines-Environnementales dans les Systèmes Urbains (HERUS) et ses partenaires de la faculté ENAC de l’EPFL sont heureux de vous inviter au Workshop :
Potagers Urbains et Bien-être,.
De nombreuses villes de Suisse, dont Lausanne, ont développé une politique pour l’aménagement d’espaces dédiés à des potagers urbains dans le but de diversifier les espaces verts en ville ainsi que de permettre aux citadins de se reconnecter avec la nature. Au vu des populations urbaines grandissantes et de l’engouement populaire autour des potagers urbains dans toute la Suisse, nous souhaiterions engager une réflexion transdisciplinaire sur le rôle des potagers dans l’amélioration du bien-être des citadins.

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Das Labor für Mensch-Umwelt-Beziehungen in Urbanen Systemen (HERUS) zusammen mit seinen Partnern an der ENAC-Fakultät der EPFL freut sich, Sie zu folgendem Anlass einzuladen:
Urban Gardening und Wohlergehen (Deutsch/Französisch).

Seit einigen Jahren entwickeln Städte in der ganzen Schweiz Strategien, wie Gartenbauaktivitäten in die Stadtplanung mit eingebunden werden können. Das Ziel ist es dabei, die Artenvielfalt im städtischen Umfeld zu steigern und gleichzeitig den Stadtbewohnern Räume zur Freizeitgestaltung und Begegnung anzubieten. Angesichts der wachsenden Bevölkerung in den städtischen Agglomerationen und der Begeisterung vieler Leute fürs urbane Gärtnern bieten wir interessierten Akteuren aus Wissenschaft und Praxis eine Plattform zum Austausch über die Rolle urbaner Gärten fürs Wohlergehen der Bewohner unserer Städte.

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Sustainable University Day 2017 "Agenda 2030: Hochschulen in der Pflicht!? // Agenda 2030: un devoir pour les hautes écoles !?"
> 7 April 2017, Universität Basel. Anmeldungsfrist: 30. März 2017.


Aus den Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), den Zielen der UN Agenda 2030, ergibt sich für die Hochschulen Handlungsbedarf. Auch von studentischer Seite wird ein grösserer akademischer Beitrag zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung gefordert. Was dies für die Schweizer Hochschulen bedeutet, welche Rolle ihnen im Kontext der Agenda 2030 zukommt und was sinnvolle Beiträge von Seiten der Hochschulen an eine nachhaltige Entwicklung sind, steht dieses Jahr im Fokus des Kongresses. Er wird zum Anlass genommen, um auf Basis der durch das sd-universities Programm gewonnenen Erfahrungen, zukünftige Beiträge der Schweizer Hochschulen zu skizzieren.

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Les Objectifs de développement durable (ODD) de l'Agenda 2030 des Nations Unies soulèvent un besoin d’agir au sein des hautes écoles. Une contribution académique au développement durable est exigée, et ce, également de la part des étudiant-e-s. Qu’est-ce que cela signifie pour les hautes écoles suisses ? Quel rôle ont-elles à jouer vis-à-vis de l’Agenda 2030 ? Comment peuvent-elles judicieusement contribuer à un développement durable ? Ces questions seront au centre de la Conférence de cette année, durant laquelle il s’agira d’esquisser les contributions futures des hautes écoles suisses en se fondant sur les expériences acquises durant le dernier programme sd-universities.

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ScienceComm 2017 "Show Me Science!"
> 21. - 22. September 2017, Landhaus Solothurn. Einsendeschluss: 9. April 2017.


Die ScienceComm’17 wird anders, dieses Jahr werden partizipative Formate überwiegen, d.h. weg vom Vortrag, hin zu Workshops, World-Cafés, BarCamps etc. Das Motto lautet „Show Me Science!“– im Sinne von ’It’s science. It works. We show you how.’ Detaillierte Informationen zum Call for participation finden Sie hier:
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18th Swiss Global Change Day
> 11 April 2017, Bern. Deadline to enter the poster contest: 31 March 2017.


The Swiss Global Change Day is an event where the global change and Future Earth community can meet and discuss ongoing problems in a transdisciplinary manner. The aim is to present recent highlights in global environmental change research as well as to point out challenges for future research. Besides, there is an opportunity for people from governmental institutions and the private sector to ask questions and explain their needs and views on the topics presented.

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CALL: 39th AIS Conference "Beyond talking heads: applied and experiential learning through an interdisciplinary lens"
> 19-21 October 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Submission deadline: 15 April 2017.


In 2017, the Association of Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) annual conference is themed “Beyond talking heads: applied and experiential learning through an interdisciplinary lens.” Within this theme, we encourage workshops, presentations, and performances that explore interdisciplinary approaches to project-based learning on (and off) college campuses. Within this theme, our four, interrelated areas of focus are:

Defining, executing and assessing project-based learning: Using project based learning to address complex problems, adapting existing initiatives such as NAE’s Grand Challenges for Engineering, and assessing student learning outcomes from applied learning.
Adding value through the scholarship of interdisciplinarity (SOI): Facilitating meaningful connections between disciplinary perspectives, and making integrative strategies such as common ground and bridging strategies explicit in the learning process.
Integrating the arts into other disciplines: analyses of projects such as arts integrated STEM (STEAM) initiatives and conflict resolution through theatre that create “added value.
Articulating the role of interdisciplinary studies programs within the evolving ecosystem of traditional disciplines, applied fields, and emerging interdisciplines on a contemporary college campus that includes faculty, professional staff and professionals of practice.
Beyond these major areas, our AIS conference is broad and inclusive. We welcome presentations on a wide range of activities related to interdisciplinary education and research. This includes presentations that examine the role of the academy in fostering interdisciplinary collaborations.

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CALL: 4th international and interdisciplinary PhD Summer School "Research on Sustainable Development"
> 10 – 14 July 2017, University of Basel, Switzerland. Application deadline: 30 April 2017.


This year's Summer School examines the interlinkages between sustainability and risk issues throughout all disciplines. In an inspiring interdisciplinary setting we will discuss and analyse approaches that conceptually and empirically link questions of sustainability and risks. The School will be highly interactive.

Outstanding experts from social and natural sciences as well as economics will enrich the discussions and comment on the participants' presentations:

  • Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Zehnder, visiting professor, Nanyang Technologi- cal University NTU, Singapore
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Baumgärtner, University of Freiburg, Germany
The School is open to advanced PhD students who research in the field of sustainability and risks and who are passionate about furthering the interdisciplinary discourse on sustainability.

The number of participants is limited. There will be no attendance fee.

For further information please consult:
https://msd.unibas.ch/en/home/studies/phdschool.html

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17. Jahreskonferenz des Nachhaltigkeitsrates "wissen.wählen.wünschen"
> 29. Mai 2017, bcc Berlin Congress Center, Berlin.


Weltweit steht die Agenda 2030 auf der Tagesordnung der Staaten. Akteure rücken zusammen, um bei allen Differenzen gemeinsame Anliegen der nachhaltigen Entwicklung zu verfolgen. Deutschland steht in diesen Monaten im Mittelpunkt der 20 wichtigsten Volkswirtschaften: mit Politik, Werten und dem Anliegen, Nachhaltigkeit in allen Aspekten zur Grundlage von Entscheidungen zu machen.

Was unsere Zeit jedoch auch prägt: Wir übersetzen Wissen zu wenig ins Handeln. Wir fragen zu wenig, was es (genau) heißt, für Nachhaltigkeit zu sein. Wir nutzen das Wünschen einer besseren Zukunft zu selten als Brücke zwischen Konflikten im Hier und Jetzt.

Wie leben wir die nachhaltige Entwicklung? Was ist wichtig, was kann und muss „ich“, meine Organisation, „die“ Politik, „Jemand“ ändern? Was muss und was kann schneller gehen? Was ist realistisch, was nicht – im „Nachhaltigkeitsland“ Deutschland?

Das wollen wir mit Ihnen diskutieren, in Foren und beim direkten Meinungsaustausch, beim Netzwerken und durch die Beiträge im Plenum der Jahreskonferenz.

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June 2017

 

Science of Team Science (SciTS) 2017 Conference
> 12-14 June 2017, Clearwater Beach, FL, USA.


The annual conference for the SciTS community will be hosted by the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. Registration will be open in early 2017 with abstracts due spring 2017.

The Science of Team Science (SciTS) is a rapidly growing cross-disciplinary field of study that aims to build an evidence-base and to develop translational applications to help maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of team-based research.

The 2017 conference will review the current state of knowledge in the SciTS field, highlight applications for enhancing team science, and discuss future directions for advancing SciTS to improve the global scientific enterprise. Thought leaders in the SciTS field, scientists engaged in team-based research, institutional leaders who promote collaborative research, policymakers, and federal agency representatives will be in attendance.

This year's event will highlight the interface of the SciTS field with current hot topics and emerging trends and feature an exciting line-up of invited speakers in addition to submitted panels, papers, and posters.

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EMPATHIES, 11th Conference of the European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts SLSAeu
> 21-24 June 2017, Basel.


EMPATHIES

For a number of years now, empathy has been a central topic of public and academic debate and research. It is the subject of artistic, moral and psychological reflections and commands interest from the humanities and hard sciences alike, often being a driving motor of knowledge production. It is time to take stock and consider the heterogeneity and complexity of empathy, the values different societies and cultures have attached to it and the various approaches that frame its investigations.

More information on the conference:
www.empathies2017.com

Join a vibrant community and/or the SLSAeu: www.slsa-eu.org/membership.html

Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change. Challenges, opportunities and evidence gaps.
> 27-29 June 2017, Bonn, Germany.


Climate change poses significant challenges to biodiversity and human well-being in Europe. Biodiversity in urban as well as in adjacent rural areas can provide health and climate change mitigation and adaptation benefits that can be actively fostered by nature-based solutions.

This joint European conference in Bonn will bring together experts from science, policy and practice to highlight and discuss the importance of biodiversity’s contribution to human health in the face of climate change. In this context health is considered in its physical, psychological and social dimension, including socio-environmental equity. The aim of the conference is to increase knowledge, share experiences and foster nature-based solutions to meet the challenges of climate change and health issues.

Latest scientific findings on the impacts of climate change on European biodiversity and links to human health will be discussed. Furthermore, the implementation of nature-based solutions towards health and climate goals will be outlined. Interactive sessions will focus on case studies of successful demonstration projects and lessons learned. Resulting discussions will lead to recommendations for creating synergies between ongoing policy processes, scientific programmes and practical implementation.

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August 2017

 

10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference
> 21-25 August 2017, Interlaken, Switzerland.


The 10th anniversary International Carbon Dioxide Conference will provide participants with an integrated, interdisciplinary view of the global carbon cycle and its perturbation by humans.
We invite contributions from natural and social scientists and from all disciplines addressing the global carbon cycle and its anthropogenic perturbation.

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Transformations 2017: Transformations in Practice
> 30th August – 1st September 2017. University of Dundee, Scotland, UK.


Transformations 2017 is the third in a biennial series of international interdisciplinary conferences that focuses on transformations towards sustainability: addressing contemporary challenges and creating conditions for enhancing people’s wellbeing, today and in the future, while strengthening the Earth’s support system.

The aim of Transformations 2017 is to develop a better understanding of the practices that facilitate social and environmental transformations at local and at large scales in both developed and developing country contexts.

Transformations 2017 will bridge academic and practical knowledge to develop deeper insights into processes that enhance deliberate transformations. This will include gathering together researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines around the world to share cutting-edge research and practices on transformations for sustainability.

More information:
http://www.transformations2017.org/about

Call:
http://www.transformations2017.org/call-for-papers

September 2017

 

ICRD 2017 "EVIDENCE. ENGAGEMENT. POLICIES. Research for Sustainable Development"
> 5–8 September 2017, Bern, Switzerland.


ICRD 2017 is the fourth in the conference series. Its umbrella theme this year is “Evidence. Engagement. Policies.”. ICRD 2017 will be co-hosted by the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme) and by the University of Bern’s Centre for Development and Environment (CDE).

The r4d programme is a joint funding initiative by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Swiss National Science Foundation. It supports research addressing global problems with a particular focus on least-developed, low-, and middle-income countries.

CDE is an interdisciplinary research centre of the University of Bern. CDE envisions science as engaged and transformative – as having the power to spark substantial changes towards sustainable development. For this purpose, CDE supports social learning and co-production of knowledge in several world regions, invests in long-term partnerships, and seeks to connect local realities to global debates.

The ICRD series was originally launched in 2004 by the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South; the ICRD 2017 builds on the achievements of these earlier conferences and on the r4d programme – a unique partnership to tackle global challenges.

A hallmark of the ICRD series is the space it provides for international research collaborations with a strong representation of partners from countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

The conference offers a platform for researchers, policymakers, civil society, and others to come together and engage in creative dialogue and concerted action. ICRD 2017 will focus on research for sustainable development, in particular on improving our understanding of how evidence can support policies for transformation in countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This includes considering how the scientific community responds to knowledge needs, how decision-makers involve researchers, how evidence-based policymaking can be realized, and how alternative, non-linear science–policy–practice interactions might look. We encourage creative, interdisciplinary, and interactive contributions offering visionary, transformative pathways to sustainable development worldwide.

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International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2017
"Transdisciplinary research and teaching — Intercultural endeavours"
> 11 - 15 September 2017, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany.


The International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2017 is co-organised by Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany and the Network for Transdisciplinary Research of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.
The overall objective of the conference is to strengthen communities of transdisciplinary research and teaching, and to create visibility for theoretical, empirical and transformative advances. The focus of the conference is on interculturality. Transdisciplinary research and teaching will be explored as intercultural endeavours concerning epistemologies, world-views, practices, and place-based differences.
With this emphasis we want to bring together representatives of different world regions, institutions, cultures, and communities. The conference aims at exploring interfaces and at fostering the potential of transdisciplinarity to deal with heterogeneity and difference.

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Session on transdisciplinary approaches in forestry research at the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress 2017
> 19-22 September 2017, Freiburg, Germany.


Innovative formats of science-policy-society interaction (session 43)
Regina Rhodius, Michael Böcher, Michael Pregernig, Georg Winkel

Forest science is a discipline with a strong tradition in and focus on applied, solution-oriented research. Nevertheless, to generate und communicate scientific knowledge that is indeed relevant for forest-related decisions, a better interaction between science, policy and society is crucial. Against this background, within the session we will discuss two current approaches contributing to bridging science, policy and society by offering innovative formats of interaction: A) the concept of transdisciplinarity, and B) concepts of scientific knowledge transfer. In the subsequent panel discussion, we will bring together the concepts and discuss in how far and under which conditions they contribute to a better science-policy-society interaction. For both session parts, we invite oral and poster presentations.

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ScienceComm 2017 "Show Me Science!"
> 21. - 22. September 2017, Landhaus Solothurn.


Der Jahreskongress ScienceComm vernetzt die Akteure der Wissenschaftskommunikation und ist gleichzeitig eine Plattform für den fachlichen Austausch. Der Kongress wendet sich an alle, die sich im engen oder weiten Sinne für Wissenschaftskommunikation interessieren.

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October 2017

 

Frontiers in Metabolism 2017 "From systems physiology to precision medicine"
> 24-26 October, 2017, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. Super early bird ends on 15 March 2017.


This symposium will enable speakers and participants to discuss novel findings that link basic concepts emerging from the fields of cell biology, signaling, metabolomics, physiology, genetics/genomics, and aging with the pathogenesis and management of the metabolic syndrome a major medical challenge. It will provide a fantastic opportunity for– Doctoral students, – Post-Doctoral fellows and – Senior scientists to discuss with leaders in their field.

Our objective is also to create a truly interdisciplinary environment that brings together basic scientists and clinicians with an interest in metabolomic diseases, to foster innovative ideas in this area.

In addition, the opening lectures will address key issues regarding metabolism and society. These lectures will also be open to the public.

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39th AIS Conference "Beyond talking heads: applied and experiential learning through an interdisciplinary lens"
> 19-21 October 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.


In 2017, the Association of Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) annual conference is themed “Beyond talking heads: applied and experiential learning through an interdisciplinary lens.” Within this theme, we encourage workshops, presentations, and performances that explore interdisciplinary approaches to project-based learning on (and off) college campuses. Within this theme, our four, interrelated areas of focus are:

Defining, executing and assessing project-based learning: Using project based learning to address complex problems, adapting existing initiatives such as NAE’s Grand Challenges for Engineering, and assessing student learning outcomes from applied learning.
Adding value through the scholarship of interdisciplinarity (SOI): Facilitating meaningful connections between disciplinary perspectives, and making integrative strategies such as common ground and bridging strategies explicit in the learning process.
Integrating the arts into other disciplines: analyses of projects such as arts integrated STEM (STEAM) initiatives and conflict resolution through theatre that create “added value.
Articulating the role of interdisciplinary studies programs within the evolving ecosystem of traditional disciplines, applied fields, and emerging interdisciplines on a contemporary college campus that includes faculty, professional staff and professionals of practice.
Beyond these major areas, our AIS conference is broad and inclusive. We welcome presentations on a wide range of activities related to interdisciplinary education and research. This includes presentations that examine the role of the academy in fostering interdisciplinary collaborations.

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June 2018

 

CALL: 2018 ATLAS T3 International Conference "Being Transdisciplinary"
> 3-7 June 2018. Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.


2018 ATLAS Transdisciplinary-Transnational-Transcultural (T3) International Conference program consists of invited and selected papers for 12 round tables emphasizing transdisciplinary, transnational and transcultural global problems.

Internet site of the conference:
http://www.atlas-conference.org/
where you can register.

The general theme of this conference is ''Being Transdisciplinary". Plenary sessions and keynote panels will be presented by prominent speakers. 12 round table discussions on specific TD topics will also be organized.
All selected contributions will be published in the book "Being Transdisciplinary".

CO-ORGANIZERS:
Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
The Academy of Transdisciplinary Learning & Advanced Studies (ATLAS)
Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas Tech University
International Center for Transdisciplinary Research & Studies (CIRET), France

PARTNERS
Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR)
Faculty of European Studies (FSE) and Institute of European Research, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (TUCN), Romania
The Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies in Science, Spirituality, Society (IT4S), Bucharest, Romania

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