701-0015-00L  Transdisciplinary Research: Challenges of Interdisciplinarity and Stakeholder Engagement

SemesterHerbstsemester 2019
DozierendeM. Stauffacher, C. E. Pohl
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
LehrspracheEnglisch
KommentarNumber of participants limited to 20.
Priority is given to PhD students D-USYS.

All participants will be on the waiting list at first. Enrollment is possible until September 25th. The waiting list is active until September 27th. All students will be informed on September 27th, if they can participate in the lecture.
The lecture takes place if a minimum of 12 students register for it.


KurzbeschreibungThis seminar is designed for PhD students and PostDoc researchers involved in inter- or transdisciplinary research. It addresses and discusses challenges of this kind of research using scientific literature presenting case studies, concepts, theories, methods and by testing practical tools. It concludes with a 10-step approach to make participants' research projects more societally relevant.
LernzielParticipants know specific challenges of inter- and transdisciplinary research and can address them by applying practical tools. They can tackle questions like: how to integrate knowledge from different disciplines, how to engage with societal actors, how to secure broader impact of research? They learn to critically reflect their own research project in its societal context and on their role as scientists.
InhaltThe seminar covers the following topics:
(1) Theories and concepts of inter- and transdisciplinary research
(2) The specific challenges of inter- and transdisciplinary research
(3) Collaborating between different disciplines
(4) Engaging with stakeholders
(5) 10 steps to make participants' research projects more societally relevant
Throughout the whole course, scientific literature will be read and discussed as well as practical tools explored in class to address concrete challenges.
LiteraturLiterature will be made available to the participants.
The following open access article builds a core element of the course:
Pohl, C., Krütli, P., & Stauffacher, M. (2017). Ten Reflective Steps for Rendering Research Societally Relevant. GAIA 26(1), 43-51 doi: 10.14512/gaia.26.1.10
available at: Link
Further, this collection of tools will be used
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Voraussetzungen / BesonderesParticipation in the course requires participants to be working on their own research project.