The aim of “Write Here, Write Now” is to provide a space to continue working on draft papers, chapters and theses. The 2023 programme will run monthly between September – November.
The International Graduate School (IGS) North-South is dedicated to advancing sustainable development worldwide and focuses on education at the PhD level to establish a leading international research network that analyses the impacts and opportunities of global change. The PhD program emphasizes an integrative, partnership-based research approach, as well as innovation and application. More than 100 PhD candidates from around the world are currently enrolled.
The IGS North-South was developed within the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South. It is based on an inter-university agreement between the universities of Basel, Bern, Lausanne and Zurich in Switzerland, and selected cooperation agreements with leading universities from countries in the global South and East. IGS North-South PhD candidates may attend courses offered by the school’s partner universities. The IGS North-South certificate “of Specialization in Sustainable Development” will supplement the degree they receive from their home institution.
In order to provide appropriate training, the IGS North-South offers disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary courses.
The University of Bern’s Intercultural Learning Program for international Master’s and PhD students offers a unique opportunity to develop intercultural competencies through workshops and social activities. Have a look at their program.
North–South research collaboration is still largely determined by power imbalances between the global North & South. So, it’s high time to decolonize research. Read the interview with IGS Alumni Ravaka Andriamihaja, who investigated the issues at stake for the KFPE.
Congratulations to Dr. Astrid Oppliger for successfully finalizing her PhD studies at the University of Lausanne.
Congratulations to Dr. Matheus Alves Zanella for successfully finalizing his PhD studies at the University of Bern.
Congratulations to Dr. Adenle Ademola for successfully finalizing his PhD studies at the University of Bern.
The research network Sustainable Future, launched in 2021 at the University of Basel, serves to coordinate and strengthen interdisciplinary research in the field of sustainability across the boundaries of departments and faculties.