Summer School

Summer School

​The IGS North-South Summer School (approx. 10 days, worth 5 ECTS) is an intercultural learning event and exchange platform for an interdisciplinary group of PhD candidates and senior researchers/instructors from the global South and North. The course, held annually, involves conceptual, thematic, and methodological sessions, as well as field excursions and communication courses (scientific writing and communication with the public). Every year, the Summer School focuses on a topic taken from one of the following three thematic foci:

  • Institutions, livelihoods, conflicts
  • Health, services, planning
  • Resources, economy, governance

Every year, the Summer School takes place in a different part of the world, hosted by the relevant partner research institutions of the IGS North-South. The past courses have been held in Switzerland, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya and Nepal.

Course costs must partly be covered by the PhD project budget. Talk to your supervisor and project leader for advice in this respect. 

Photo Gallery - Summer School 2016

The IGS North-South Summer School in Delémont, Switzerland, has just ended. Over 20 PhD students from Chad, Ethiopia, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Turkey, and Switzerland attended the 9-day course on health governance, environmental risks, regional infrastructures, and conflict transformation. The Summer School offered PhD candidates an excellent opportunity for thematically focused and intercultural learning.

Sign up for the IGS North-South Summer School:

  1. The Summer School is announced at the beginning of the Spring semester
  2. Wait until registration is officially open
  3. Hand in all the required files:
  4. Wait for feedback

Requirements: IGS North-South membership is required for PhD candidates from Basel, Bern, and Zurich. PhD candidates from the global South can join the IGS North-South during the Summer School.

Limited funds for students in the global South are available.
Learing material from previous IGS North-South Summer Schools: