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Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds We are at the end of this course, and it is time for us to say goodbye. Our team really appreciated these weeks in which we collaborated with you. We all want to compliment you on what you have achieved.

Skip to 0 minutes and 28 seconds As you have seen, transdisciplinary research comes in diverse forms. Every project needs to adapt to the variety of stakeholders involved, to its context conditions, and its possible goals. We explained principles, phases, and methods during the last weeks that may help to make a collaboration successful. We also shared with you examples of projects. We talked about challenges and pitfalls.

Skip to 1 minute and 2 seconds As you might have noted, it is not guaranteed that every objective of a transdisciplinary project is attained. It is, however, possible that new opportunities arise during the process. We hope that you could explore how important the co-creation of knowledge has become today. It is often the only way to address complex societal challenges. Thank you for your participation, for your comments, and for choosing this course. We hope you found some answers to the questions I asked at the beginning. What could the co-production of knowledge mean to you, for your work, for your environment, for your career?

Skip to 1 minute and 55 seconds In the name of our team and the network of transdisciplinary research, our very best wishes for your projects. See you around, maybe even in Switzerland.


Congratulations on having finished the course ‘Partnering for Change: Link Research to Societal Challenges’!

In the last six weeks you plunged into the world of transdisciplinarity, where you learned about principles, methods, and tools of transdisciplinary research. You gained insights into a variety of exciting case studies from different fields, which allowed you to learn how these theoretical concepts are applied in practice.

The whole course team and the td-net thank you for your lively participation and wish you good luck with your own transdisciplinary projects!

To stay informed about the advancement of transdisciplinary research, find courses, events, literature and networking opportunities, visit the websites of the Network for Transdisciplinary Research and the recently founded Global Alliance for Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research and Education.

Educator: Prof. Dr. Jakob Zinsstag

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Partnering for Change: Link Research to Societal Challenges

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