2015

Methods of transdisciplinary research

The first meeting of the Early Career Scientists took place during the German Future Earth Summit in Berlin in January 2014. It attracted PhD candidates, post‐doctoral researchers, heads of graduate colleges and junior professors, who sought to establish an informal exchange within Future Earth. The participants established the need for further networking as well as for an in‐depth exchange about the methodological challenges posed by Future Earth and its ambitious research plan.

The first annual workshop of the newly established network of Early Career Scientists within Future Earth responds to those needs. It particularly aims to broaden the scope of the network and to facilitate a dialogue about the transdisciplinary methods that can be employed in the research of Early Career Scientists. The workshop will provide an open platform on which a diversity of suggestions can be discussed.

Furthermore, participating Early Career Scientists will elect their representatives within Future Earth and provide them with a mandate. In addition, there will be an opportunity to discuss the professional situation of Early Career Scientists, and to develop research ideas together.

 

Program:

Monday, 23 March 2015 

13:00-14:00

Reception

14:00-16:00

Role and aims of the ECS Network within Future Earth (PDF)

 

Welcome: Dr. Simon Meisch (University of Tübingen, International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW))
                     Moritz Remig (IASS Potsdam Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V.)

Keynote speech: Dr. Bettina Schmalzbauer (German Committee Future Earth Secretariat)

Election of new spokespeople

Planning of next ECS Workshop

16:30-17:00

Pause

17:00-18:30

Transdisciplinary research in the previous funding structures (PDF)

Keynote speech: Dr. Johannes Karte (German Research Foundation, DFG)

18:30-20:00

Dinner

20:00-22:00

Gin & Networking: Exchange on common project ideas and the situation of Early Career Scientists

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

09:00-10:30

Work Phase I: Methods of Transdisciplinary Research

Fishbowl: Challenges and possibilities for implementation of transdisciplinary research
                    

Keynote speeches: Dr. Daniela Gottschlich (Leuphana University Lüneburg)                                                                       Prof. Dr. Martina Padmanabhan (University of Passau)

10:30-11:00

Pause

11:00-13:00

Work Phase II: Methods of Transdisciplinary Research

World Café: Peer-Learning using examples of concrete project ideas

13:00-13:30

Farewell

13:30-14:30

Lunch

Output

Future Earth Blog Report "What does transdisciplinary research mean for early career scientists in Future Earth?" (LINK)

 

Registration:

If you would like to attend the workshop, please register before 15 February 2015 by sending an email to ecsfutureearth@gmail.com . Participation is free of charge.

 

Contributions:

We invite you to share your current research with us by highlighting the key methodological questions that you have encountered during your work. Should you be interested in making a ontribution, please send us a short summary of it (max. 500 words).

Contact:

Dr. Simon Meisch, Universität Tübingen, simon.meisch@uni-tuebingen.de
Moritz Remig, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Moritz.Remig@iass-potsdam.de

 

Venue:

Internationales Zentrum für Ethik in den Wissenschaften der Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 19, Rm. 0.01
72074 Tübingen

 

For any questions please contact:

Dr. Simon Meisch, Universität Tübingen, simon.meisch@uni-tuebingen.de
Moritz Remig, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Moritz.Remig@iass-potsdam.de

 

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