934303 Applied development research II (in Eng.)

Vorlesung und Seminar
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Hundscheid, Laura , Dobetsberger, Greta , Probst, Lorenz , Kral, Rosana , Melcher, Andreas
Angeboten im Semester
Sommersemester 2020
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen


Implementing a Young Scientist Forum for Sustainable Development.

This course is for students with a development research interest in Africa, Asia or Latin America. It is also intended for bachelor, master and doctoral students who return from the field and wonder how research findings support poverty reduction and food security. It is aimed at students with a desire to cross disciplinary boundaries and makes scientific knowledge available to a wider audience. Through a series of seminar units and a public forum towards the end of the term, the course integrates research insights with the ongoing SDGs discourse. Seminar units and term activities are geared towards the organisation and implementation of a ‘Young Scientist Sustainability Forum’. The Forum is a real event for sharing and discussing the latest research findings with a wider scientific and development-oriented audience, stakeholders, experts, and politicians.

Course units are:

•Preparation: Introduction of course goals, programme and participants; course modalities and grading; literature and essential reading;
•Exploration: the selection of a mini-conference theme; formulation of the conference call, interdisciplinary integration of research findings;
•Planning: self-organised preparation and planning of a mini-conference aimed at knowledge sharing and implementation, public relations, invitation of speakers;
•Mini-Symposium: implementation of the ‘SDG2 Zero Hunger Young Scientist Forum’, provision of summaries, viewpoints and cross-disciplinary observations; derivation of conclusions;
•Reflection: consolidating lessons learned during the preparation and implementation of the SDG2 Zero Hunger Young Scientist Forum 2020; discussion of policy-relevant conclusions.

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

National and international students who pursue a doctoral degree, provided that their research is related to applied development issues; Master and bachelor students who are concerned about ‘research for development’ in Africa, Asia or Latin America.


• Define multi-stakeholder knowledge sharing UN SDGs (Agenda 2030) mechanisms in research for development.
• Describe how research findings support SDGs as #1poverty reduction, #2no hunger, #9industry innovation, #13climate action and #17partnership for the goals.
• Bridge disciplinary boundaries in research for development.
• Moderate interdisciplinary learning processes and discussion.
• Analyse needs for bridging disciplinary boundaries,
• Debate needs for interdisciplinary learning and knowledge exchange
• Organise a small scientific symposium as a multi-stakeholder knowledge sharing mechanism.
• Relate disciplinary research findings and insights to the national / global development discourse,
• Relate research with practice in management of natural resources
Evaluate one’s own ability to conceptualise, organise and moderate interdisciplinary learning and knowledge ex-change.
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