The Training of the PhD program Science and Policy
The PhD Program Science and Policy is a cutting-edge PhD Program with high-quality transdisciplinary skills training.
The natural, life and engineering sciences have strong implications for political topics, e.g. in the fields of sustainable development, adaptation and mitigation potentials in the light of climate change, and genetically modified organisms. As a young researcher, you may perceive a gap between research and its implementation in these domains, and you may be wondering how this gap could be bridged.
Are you interested in how to involve different stakeholder groups in the decision-making process? How scientific evidence is created and communicated to different actors in the policy-making process, and why some topics do not make it to the political agenda? Would you like to learn to build communication strategies for different target groups? Interested in knowing more about the main actors in the policy-making process in Switzerland and abroad? Then, join the PhD Program on Science & Policy!
For program registration, please contact: email@example.com
This program has been approved as a structured training program by the University of Zurich, University of Basel and ETH Zurich, as well as the Zurich Life Science Graduate School.
Upcoming Science and Policy Workshops and Courses
Course registration: https://www.ethz.ch/services/en/service/courses-continuing-education.html,
NOTE: PSC switched its course registration to the ETH Zurich course registration system (Courses, continuing education). Choose ► Plant Sciences from the drop down list
Basic Lecture in Policy Science: Introduction to Political Sciences, Spring 2020
Science & Policy Workshop A: Evidence-based Policy-making, Fall 2020
Science & Policy Workshop B: Stakeholder Engagement, Fall 2020
Science & Policy Workshop C: Communicating Sciences, Spring 2020
Science & Policy Workshop D: Building Political Support, Spring 2020
Science & Policy Workshop E: Contributing to Policy Action – Analysis and Communication of Risks and Uncertainties, Fall 2019
Science & Policy Workshop F: Understanding Policy Evaluation, Fall 2019
Science & Policy Workshop (Training): Scenario-building and modelling, Fall 2019
PSC Summer Schools
With humankind leaving the planetary boundaries and the safe operating space, systemic risks have become frequent: our climate system is approaching a new state. Biodiversity losses are endangering ecosystem services; pests are globally spreading and threatening our food security.This summer school deals with complex system and systemic risks. The range of topics spans from plant sciences to economy with a focus on modeling from the mathematical background to complex ecological models. Research and case studies are from climate change, ecosystem research, epidemiology, agriculture and economics with strong links to plant sciences.
Invited quest speakers are: Pia-Johanna Schweizer, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Berlin, Germany; Melanie Paschke, PSC, Switzerland; Mary Lou Zeeman, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, USA; Adam Clark, University of Minnesota, USA; Chris Gilligan, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom; Christophe Randin, University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Robert Finger, ETH Zürich, Switzerland; Matthew Barbour, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Past Workshop and Courses
Science & Policy Workshop A: Evidence-based Policy-making (…, 2016, 2017, 2019)
Science & Policy Workshop B: Stakeholder Engagement (…, 2016, 2017, 2019)
Science & Policy Workshop C: Communicating Sciences (…, 2017, 2018)
Science & Policy Workshop D: Building Political Support (…, 2017, 2018)
Science and Policy Workshop E: Contributing to Policy Action – Analysis and Communication of Risks and Uncertainties (2012, 2016, 2018)
Science and Policy Workshop F: Understanding Policy Evaluation (2016, 2018)
Basic Lecture in Policy Science: Introduction to Political Sciences (…, 2016, 2018)
Science & Policy Workshop (Training): Scenario-building and modelling, Scenario-building and modelling (2016)
Science & Policy Workshop (Training): System Thinking, System thinking (2017)
Woman in Science (2015, 2018)