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With its overarching theme – “Towards a Sustainable Transformation – Climate, Energy and Nature in a Changing World” – the 8th Potsdam Summer School will in 2022 continue the transdisciplinary and interactive series of events that has been held annually in Potsdam, Germany since 2014. Humankind is facing a huge challenge: Climate change threatens the foundations of life on our planet. To preserve these foundations, the fossil era must come to an end. This will lead to profound changes in our ways of producing goods, our means of transportation, and ultimately the way in which we live. We are at the beginning of a great transformation, which can bring benefits as well as new inequalities. It is important to shape this in a just and sustainable manner, while protecting the environment and thereby securing future life for people in all regions around the globe.

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Td summer school 2022: transdisciplinary research at the science · society interface

After a pandemic break, the Td Summer School is back! The Td Summer School 2022 will be conducted between September 4-9 in Vienna, Austria. It offers a 5-day intensive training on transdisciplinary research that prepares researchers, educators, science managers, funders and research-oriented activists, artists, and representatives of the economic and administrative sector for transdisciplinary research on societal challenges.

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Inter- und transdisziplinäre Lehrveranstaltungen planen (Hochschuldidaktik-Workshop 2022)

Der Online-Workshop von Rico Defila und Antonietta Di Giulio (Forschungsgruppe Inter-/Transdisziplinarität, Universität Basel) richtet sich an Lehrende aus allen Disziplinen und aller Statusgruppen, die sich vertieft mit der Umsetzung guter inter- und transdisziplinärer Lehre auseinandersetzen wollen. Die Teilnehmenden erhalten eine Einführung in die Grundlagen inter- und transdisziplinärer Lehre und diskutieren praktische Herausforderungen sowie konkrete Umsetzungsmöglichkeiten. Als Fallbeispiele dienen eigene Lehrveranstaltungen. Die Zahl der Teilnehmenden ist auf 15 Personen beschränkt (Berücksichtigung nach Eingang). Anmeldeschluss ist der 31. August.

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International Summer School - Transdisciplinarity methods and tools for dealing with sustainability and land use conflicts

We live in a world in transformation in which we are faced with complex global problems such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, hunger and social inequality. The urgent need for a sustainable transformation forces us to take decisions in situations of uncertainty and to continuously adapt our societal strategies.

In the summer school we want to convey the basics of co-designing solutions, co-producing knowledge and co-evaluating the results of such research practice to Master and PhD students from technologically-oriented disciplines (e.g. engineering, planning, environmental studies) as well as from other fields (e.g. social sciences).

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JRF im Landtag - Transfer-Forschung für NRW

Am 24. November 2021 führt die JRF auf Einladung des Präsidenten des NRW-Landtages eine Veranstaltung in der Bürgerhalle und eine Veranstaltung im Landtagsforum durch. Im Fokus von „JRF im Landtag“ steht der Transfer und damit die Frage, wie wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse ihren Weg von der Universität in die Praxis finden. Ein Schlüssel sind dabei unabhängige Institute wie jene der JRF – der Forschungsgemeinschaft des Landes NRW.

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Summer School - Generating impact in complex natural resource contexts: co-design and development of transdisciplinary research projects

This 1.5 week summer school will be all about collaboration and co-designing. A focus will be on tropical coastal settings as examples of urgent sustainability challenges and complex social-ecological systems.

Event highlights: You develop and implement a transdisciplinary research project and plan which will increase societal impact. • 7 days full of exchange with leading international academics, practitioners and experts in knowledge transfer and communication at the science/policy interface. • Intense program of transdisciplinary backgrounds, concepts, and methods. • Learn about different models of impact pathways,developing a theory-of-change and how to tackle inequality. • Train your transferable skills about communicating science to various actors and audiences. • Meet other international early-career scientists and continue building up your network.

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SCORE Conference

ATLAS R&B Institute Innovation Expo - SCORE Virtual Conference

Students Collaboration Objective for Research Enhancement (SCORE): ATLAS R&B Institute Innovation Expo aims to host senior and garduate level college students from around the world; offering students an opportunity to showcase their projects in the format of a technical conference. Student teams will work together to develop their design projects and submit them online to the R&B TD Research Institute. All right and title to any Intellectual Property covered in an admission rests with the submitting team.

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