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Societal challenges – challenges for research

Watch Jakob Zinsstag explain how research may contribute to address complex societal challenges.

This course answers a rising need to find research approaches that help address complex societal challenges. It advocates transdisciplinary research (TDR) – its methods, phases, and processes – as such an approach.

The journey that you now begin will allow you to get familiar with TDR. It is an important concept and you will gain insights not only in its methods and theories, but also in concrete cases. These case studies are presented by scientists from several Swiss research institutions and universities. They all welcome you to Week 1 of this exciting journey!

As the team of this course is convinced that TDR helps to tackle complex societal challenges, they are very enthusiastic to share their insights with you. They look forward to learning from you about how TDR might be relevant in your situation.

We look forward to reading your thoughts in the comments below.

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