Topic: Generating impact in complex natural resource contexts: co-design and developement of transdisciplinary research projets in a Global North/South perspective
When: October 24th – November 1st, 2022
Target Group: PhD candidates and post-doctoral scientists
No. of Participants: 20-30 participants
This 1.5 week summer school will be all about collaboration in a Global North/South setting and the particular conditions such collaboration entails. In a co-design approach, you develop a transdisciplinary research project plan with a particular emphasis on societal impact.
You exchange with international academia and practitioners as well as experts in knowledge transfer and communication at the science/policy interface. Lectures will cover theoretical backgrounds, concepts, and methods – from transdisciplinarity and project co-design to complexities of agreeing on goals and joint visions in the context of multiple actors from diverse backgrounds. You discuss measures of research quality in a transdisciplinary context, tackle inequalities and generate impactful outcomes. For each topic, real-world examples and insights by practitioners are given. Training in effective science communication for a non-academic audience will also be provided. In practical group work, you will directly apply your knowledge on selected case studies of your choice under the guidance of the instructors. Due to the Centre of Tropical Marine Research being the host, many examples will relate to the marine tropics. However, the knowledge applies to many other Global North/South research projects.
Program A central lecture takes place daily from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CET, which is to be attended by all participants. In the further course of the day, practical individual and group work gives you opportunity to network with your program fellows while following up on class work and developing the transdisciplinary component of an existing or future project. Find the full agenda here [full agenda].