Tropical Marine & Coastal Research in an Inter- and Transdisciplinary Environment (Welcome Course 2021)

Date and Time: September 22nd-24th 2021 (9:00-17:00h)

Instructors: Prof. Dr. Achim Schlüter, Prof. Dr. Matthias Wolff, Dr. Janine Reinhard, various experts from ZMT; Dr. Achim Meyer

The course aims to introduce participants to ZMT´s mission and vision and to establish a relation to their own research project. This includes a reflection on the research design of their project and on concepts of interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity which are central to ZMT. The aim is to use these three days for an intensive academic dialogue about the “why” and “how” of our research and by these means helping the Doctoral candidates to put their project into a broader perspective and connect it to the expertise present at ZMT. The teaching format includes lectures, interactive sessions and self-study-time. As a result the Doctoral Candidates will have designed a poster summarizing the core ideas of your Doctoral research and the connection to the inter- and transdisiplinary approach at ZMT.

The course is for all Doctoral Candidates at ZMT. Guest researchers and interested Postdocs or Master Students can participate as well. The Course is compulsory for all Doctoral Candidates that have started from October 2020 onwards.