Current Semester

​Course Announcement IGS North-South

Spring Semester 2019

Seminar: Current Topics in Epidemiology and Public Health

Time
18 February Mondays 17:15-18:00
Module
DTM
ECTS
2
Institution
Swiss TPH, University of Basel
Lecturer
Jürg Utzinger
Content

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Place
Socinstrasse 57, room Kilimanjaro
Contact
Christine Mensch (christine.mensch@unibas.ch)
Registration
https://www.unibas.ch/en/Studies/Mobility/Mobility-Switzerland/Students-Registering-From-Other-Swiss-Universities.html

Seminar: Advances in Infection Biology, Epidemiology and Global Public Health

Time
18 February Mondays 17:15-18:00
Module
DTM
ECTS
1
Institution
Swiss TPH, University of Basel
Lecturer
Jürg Utzinger
Content

This seminar series is centered on research topics in the field of infection biology and epidemiology and allows MSc and PhD students of Swiss TPH or of associated institutions to present their ongoing work. Besides presenting the state of research, the seminar allows for discussions on conceptual and operational (design, analysis, interpretation) questions surrounding scientific work.

Place
Socinstrasse 57, Room Kilimanjaro
Contact
Christine Mensch (christine.mensch@unibas.ch)
Registration
https://www.unibas.ch/en/Studies/Mobility/Mobility-Switzerland/Students-Registering-From-Other-Swiss-Universities.html

Environmental management and livelihoods

Time
18 February Mondays 15:15-17:00
Module
DTM
ECTS
5
Institution
IGD, University of Lausanne
Lecturer
Ross Shackleton
Content

​This course/seminar focuses on theoretical and empirical debates related to reciprocal effects between environmental management practices and lives and livelihoods of "marginal" populations (from rural areas, from developing countries or among minorities). It will draw on classical and current research in sustainable livelihoods, in "political ecology", in development studies and other related disciplines.

Place
Lausanne (UNIL/Geopolis 2238)
Contact
Christian Kull (christian.kull@unil.ch)
Registration
To register to the course (as an external student), please contact Marie-Christelle Pierlot marie-christelle.pierlot@unil.ch or +41216923513

Théories et histoire du développement - Seminaire

Time
18 February Modays 13:15-15:00
Module
DTM
ECTS
4
Institution
IGD, University of Lausanne
Lecturer
Joana Guerrin
Content
Ce séminaire approfondit les théories et approches du développement introduites dans le cours du même titre offerte en automne précédent à travers des questionnements et débats et cas actuels. Les thématiques abordées peuvent inclure des sujets divers comme la mondialisation, la pauvreté, des enjeux des grands projets agricoles ou minières, la micro-finance, la technologie, la gouvernance, les droits humains, l'aide au développement, etc. Ces thématiques sont principalement développées et débattu par les participants du séminaire.

Place
Lausanne (UNIL/Geopolis/2207)
Contact
Christian Kull (christian.kull@unil.ch)
Registration
To register to the course (as an external student), please contact Marie-Christelle Pierlot marie-christelle.pierlot@unil.ch or +41216923513

Research colloquium Political Geography

Time
18 February Tuesdays 11:00-12:00; exact dates tba
Module
DTM
ECTS
1
Institution
DSGZ, University of Zurich
Lecturer
Content

​In this forum we discuss ongoing research in Political Geography

Place
Dept. of Geography, Winterthurerstr. 190, 8057 Zurich
Contact
Timothy Raeymaekers (timothy.raeymaekers@geo.uzh.ch)
Registration
Please register through Timothy Raeymaekers (timothy.raeymaekers@geo.uzh.ch), with cc to Norman Backhaus (norman.backhaus@geo.uzh.ch)

Research colloquium Human Geography

Time
18 February Tuesdays 16:00-17:00; exact dates tba
Module
DTM
ECTS
1
Institution
DSGZ, University of Zurich
Lecturer
Content

​In this forum we discuss ongoing research in Human Geography

Place
Dept. of Geography, Winterthurerstr. 190, 8057 Zurich
Contact
Norman Backhaus
Registration
Please register through Norman Backhaus (norman.backhaus@geo.uzh.ch)

Villes, urbanisation et développement

Time
19 February Tuesdays, 13:15-15:00
Module
DTM
ECTS
4
Institution
IGD, University of Lausanne
Lecturer
Karine Ginisty
Content

​Plus de 50% de la population mondiale vit dans les villes et le monde continue de devenir de plus en plus urbain. Les taux de croissance urbaine sont particulièrement élevés dans les pays du Sud (notamment en Afrique et en Asie) et les villes dans les pays en voie de développement et émergeants doivent faire face à une rapide expansion. Cela a motivé un intérêt renouvelé pour la problématique des villes du Sud de la part de la pratique et de la théorie du développement. Les villes sont vues comme les sites (et même les moteurs) du développement économique mais elles sont également confrontées à des grands défis sociaux et économiques tel que le manque de logements adéquats, de services urbains, d'opportunités d'emplois dignes, etc.   Ce cours examine des différentes perspectives de l'urbanisation et du développement urbain dans les pays du Sud et des problématiques sociales et économiques qui y sont reliées. Le cours introduit plusieurs conceptualisations du processus de l'urbanisation ainsi que des approches du développement urbain. De plus, des problèmes urbains particuliers comme le logement, la pauvreté et le sous-emploi seront discutés. Les étudiant(e)s analyseront ces problèmes et réfléchiront à des possibles solutions dans les cas des villes choisies.

Place
Lausanne (UNIL/ Geopolis 2238)
Contact
René Véron (rene.veron@unil.ch)
Registration
To register to the course (as an external student), please contact Marie-Christelle Pierlot marie-christelle.pierlot@unil.ch or +41216923513

Writing for an Academic Audience: The rules of scientific articles

Time
21 February; Thursdays (12:30-13:45, Swiss time) 21 February (starting 12:15 for the technical introduction), 7, 21 March, 4, 18 April, 2 May, 16, 29 May 2019; please note that 29 May is a Wednesday.
Module
CPM
ECTS
3
Institution
CDE, University of Bern
Lecturer
Dr. Anne B. Zimmermann
Content

​Content: Writing articles for peer-reviewed journals is a must for researchers, as this is the prime means of communicating exciting new results to the scientific community; moreover, an academic career is often evaluated on the basis of the number of peer-reviewed articles one has been able to publish in journals (if possible journals with high impact factors). It is therefore worth learning the rules of writing such articles at an early stage. This e-learning course is designed to introduce researchers to the rules and context of writing scientific articles and to provide researchers with opportunities to advance and improve their own writing. Eight webinars will lead participants through the essential rules, tools, and context of scientific writing, and provide time for questions and answers. Students will also have an opportunity to practice their skills in individual exercises, work on their scientific texts, and act as peers in group assignments. In addition, individual Skype coaching sessions will be offered in June-September 2018. Topics will include understanding who one’s audience is, choosing an appropriate journal, working on key messages, structuring an article (IMRAD), doing the different parts of an article efficiently, writing concisely and precisely, using paragraph structure and other language tricks, how to refer to relevant literature, doing tables and figures, and submitting an article and suggesting reviewers.Completion of assignments is compulsory to pass the course. Students may miss no more than one webinar. A headset and installation of Adobe Flash Player are required to participate in the webinars.
Eligibility requirements: Max. 10 participants. Full members of the IGS North-South will be given priority. But international associate members are also encouraged to participate in this course.
Please consider that participating students need approx. 1 day for preparatory work between the sessions.
It is important that you have good internet access during the sessions. A headset and installation of Adobe Flash Player are required to participate in the webinars.
Learning objectives:
Participants have structured knowledge of, and the necessary skills for, planning scientific articles and writing them effectively; in particular, they know how to:
• Identify their audience and tailor their key messages accordingly;
• Structure a scientific paper according to acknowledged rules (“IMRAD”);
• Write and revise their work for clarity and effectiveness;
• Find help and tools when they work on their theses and prepare their articles for publication in reputed scientific journals.

Place
online
Contact
Dr. Anne B. Zimmermann (anne.zimmermann@cde.unibe.ch)
Registration
Please register by e-Mail (igs-north-south@cde.unibe.ch) by Thursday 7 February 2019 at the latest; you will receive an Introductory Package to test your connection. If you do not have a Swiss Campus Account, please inform us by 4 February 2019 so that we can apply for a temporary University account for you.

Zurich Lectures cum Graduate Seminar in Development Geography

Time
26 March (public lecture), 27 Marzch (workshop)
Module
DTM
ECTS
1
Institution
DSGZ, University of Zurich
Lecturer
Tariq Jazeel, UCL Department of Geography
Content

​We invite an internationally renowned scholar for a public talk, a one-day workshop and for individual talks with PhD students. In spring semester 2019, Tariq Jazeel, UCL Department of Geography, will visit us.

Place
Dept. of Geography, Winterthurerstr. 190, 8057 Zurich (public lecture) and place tba (for workshop and individual talks)
Contact
Benedikt Korf (benedikt.korf@geo.uzh.ch)
Registration
Please register through Benedikt Korf (benedikt.korf@geo.uzh.ch). Please include also a brief description of your research topic and affiliation.

Zurich Colloquium in Human Geography

Time
26 March , 16 April and 14 May, 16:00-17:00
Module
DTM
ECTS
1
Institution
DSGZ, University of Zurich
Lecturer
Tariq Jazeel, Al James, Elisabeth Shove
Content

​For the colloquium we invite internationally renowned scholars for a public talk. In spring semester 2019, the following guests will visit us: 26.03. Tariq Jazeel; 16.04. Al James; 14.05. Elisabeth Shove

Place
Dept. of Geography, Winterthurerstr. 190, 8057 Zurich
Contact
Karin Schwiter (karin.schwiter@geo.uzh.ch)
Registration
no registration required

Lecture with practical courses: Introduction to R for epidemiological data analysis

Time
23 May and 24 May 2019
Module
DTM
ECTS
1
Institution
Swiss TPH, University of Basel
Lecturer
Jan Hattendorf
Content

This course is an introduction to R, a free open-source software environment for statistical computing. The software is very popular but hard to use at first. R is characterized by an enormous flexibility that enables the user to perform sophisticated statistical procedures or simulations but is less intuitive compared to other statistical software. The course will use mainly data and analysis techniques related to epidemiology and biomedical science.

Place
Socinstrasse 55, room Lhotse
Contact
Christine Mensch (christine.mensch@unibas.ch)
Registration
https://www.unibas.ch/en/Studies/Mobility/Mobility-Switzerland/Students-Registering-From-Other-Swiss-Universities.html

Lecture with exercises: Advanced One Health Methods

Time
3 June exact date tba
Module
DTM
ECTS
2
Institution
Swiss TPH, University of Basel
Lecturer
Jakob Zinsstag
Content

Description: This seminar extends the lecture “Ecology of Infectious Disease at the Human-animal Interface” and responds to the demand of students to provide deeper insight and practical work on “One Health” methods. It is provided by a veterinary epidemiologist and a mathematician. The audience are advanced students and PhD candidates in the fields of epidemiology, biology, veterinary and human medicine. They should have taken the course Modelling of Infectious Diseases (by Nakul Chitnis and Melissa Penny, 28873-01) or should be currently taking it. The Seminar is composed of lectures, self-study, discussions and practical seminars.

Content: Theoretical foundations of “One Health”, One health study design
Ecology of the animal-human interface, Dynamics and economics of cross-species disease transmission (the students will work through a practical example of an animal-human transmission model and a cross-sector economic analysis of an intervention). For 2016 the following topics are proposed, Reanalysing an existing dog-human rabies model and extending it to a meta-population model., Develop a dog-human rabies transmission model for Morocco in conjunction with echinococcosis and Leishmania transmission., Develop an age and sex structured brucellosis transmission model

Place
tbd
Contact
Christine Mensch (christine.mensch@unibas.ch)
Registration
https://www.unibas.ch/en/Studies/Mobility/Mobility-Switzerland/Students-Registering-From-Other-Swiss-Universities.html

Lausanne Doctoral Seminar in Political Ecology - Political Agronomy: Knowledge production and policy framing in the era of Super- and Miracle Food

Time
5 June and 6 June 2019
Module
DTM
ECTS
1.5
Institution
IGD, University of Lausanne
Lecturer
Valerie Boisvert
Content
During this seminar, we will explore the approach of political agronomy (Sumberg et al., 2014) which uses political ecology, political economy and scientific and technological studies to question policies of knowledge production and circulation in the field of agronomic and food studies. This includes theoretical reflections on the interaction between science and politics (Sumberg et al., 2013; Turnhout, 2018) as well as the media and civil society (Sumberg and Thompson, 2012).

Second, we will examine the role played by discourse in these processes. We will explore the concepts of framing processes, discursive coalitions (Hajer, 2006) and epistemic communities (Haas, 1992), techno-scientific promises (Joly, 2013) as well as the use of linguistic characteristics such as metaphors (Fairclough, 2005; Larson, 2014; Maasen and Weingart, 2000).

We will then focus on the case of superfoods and miracle foods in the specific context of development cooperation and agricultural research for development. This includes reflections on biofortication as well as the rediscovery of "ancient" miracle foods (quinoa, fonio, sorghum, etc.) and the scientific and political discourses that legitimize their priority in research and policy intervention programmes in the "global South".

We will conclude the doctoral seminar with a field visit of the actors involved in quinoa production in Western Switzerland.
Place
Lausanne (UNIL)
Contact
Valérie Boisvert (valerie.boisvert@unil.ch)
Registration
https://www.unil.ch/igd/political-agronomy

Summer School 2019

Time
13 June - 23 June 2019
Module
IM
ECTS
5
Institution
all partner institutions, University of Basel, Bern, Lausanne and Zurich
Lecturer
various
Content

Title​

Integrat​ed research for sustainable development: 
Combining public health, natural resource manag​ement, and corporate social responsibility approaches

Place
Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Date
13 to 23 June 2019

Application deadline
14 April 2019

In Partnership with
Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire (CSRS)​
Place
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Contact
igs-north-south@cde.unibe.ch
Registration
http://www.igs-north-south.ch/Pages/SummerSchool2019.aspx


Further Courses of the Graduate School of Social Sciences (G3S)

The courses offered by Swisspeace are part of the Graduate School of Social Sciences. Further courses of the G3S are published here.

For a description of the school please visit this link.

Contact: Dr. Günter Schmidt-Gess, guenter.schmidt@unibas.ch