The University of Basel, the Swiss Academies of the Arts and Sciences, and the Network for Transdisciplinary Research have come together to develop a free massive open online course (MOOC) called 'Partnering for Change: Link Research to Societal Changes' offered on the online platform Future Learn.

This course will examine the principles, processes, and uses of transdisciplinarity in research to address societal changes. This course begins 30 March 2020. 

Students will learn how to approach  the various challenges of conducting effective transdisciplinary research with access to case studies from diverse fields while learning from the experience of peers and experts. 

Topics to  be covered include:

  • Research skills needed in order to produce relevant outcomes for society and academia

  • Transdisciplinarity: principles, research processes, and application

  • Guiding questions, phases, and steps in transdisciplinary projects

  • Pitfalls and opportunities in transdisciplinary projects

  • Ethical implications of co-production processes

  • Examples of transdisciplinary projects on sustainable development, migration, and health topics

This course is for students and researchers from all backgrounds, and stakeholders involved in finding solutions for complex societal challenges. Mentoring will take place from Monday, 30 March to Sunday, 10 May, 2020.

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