Network for Transdisciplinary Research

Our contribution to address complex societal challenges: We link scientific communities, support transdisciplinary careers and promote the development of competencies and methods.

Open Online Course on Transdisciplinary Research

You can access the course material below at any time, which facilitates:


  • self-study learning,
  • quick reference to individual content, or
  • use of the material for teaching purposes.


The material is entirely for public use; however, it's important to credit the authors or universities that provided the content.

If you like to use the template of the MURAL-Board in your courses contact td_mooc@scnat.


We suggest using the following citation:

Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences: Swiss Massive Open Online Course on Transdisciplinary Research "Partnering for Change: Link Reseach toSocietal Challenges". Chapter/Article/Video etc. provided by Name, Institution.


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The course consists of six chapters with a total learner workload of approximately 30 hours. However, it can be customized to meet your specific needs, and you can find suggestions for integrating the course into your lectures, seminars, projects, and syllabi here in the MOOCdocu. Each chapter of the course comprises a variety of formats, including videos, articles, discussions, and quizzes.

Key Period 2024: February 26th - April 7th

Join our transdisciplinary tdMOOC journey and interact with learners from around the world in an elegant way! The best part?

You can join at any time, with no need to worry about missing out. Collaborate, participate in inspiring online discussions, and work on our shared whiteboard at your own pace. Sign up now for our 6-week course by subscribing to our mailing list at

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