PhD Winter School: Research on Sustainable Development

When: 9th – 13th of February, 2015

Where: University of Basel, Switzerland


Sustainability essentially considers the interdependences of socio-economic and natural systems. Nevertheless, PhD research projects often do not examine such correlations, but focus on specific aspects of a very specialised scientific field. Accordingly, the relation between a topic of a PhD-thesis and how it is embedded into the wide field of sustainability sciences, i.e. the relation between disciplinary scrutiny and interdisciplinary interfaces, often is not evident.


The PhD Winter School addresses challenges of PhD research in the context of the multidimensional domain of sustainable development. It provides a platform to discuss, test and practice different methods of interdisciplinary. Participants will learn how to manage the boundaries between their PhD research and related scientific contributions in a methodologically sound way. They will get to know innovative methods of interdisciplinary cooperation.


The PhD Winter School will be highly interactive. Participants will receive a certificate of participation and 3 ECTS. The course will be held in English.