When you're working on interdisciplinary topics, it's extremely helpful to have contact with other students and researchers in related fields. Getting to know people who are working in different academic disciplines to you gives you new perspectives on your research, as well as improving your communication skills and broadening your knowledge. So interdisciplinary summer schools are the ideal chance to interact with other students and get in practise at presenting your work to an interdisciplinary audience.
For those of you who are working in the social sciences, today we're sharing a list of the top 10 interdisciplinary summer schools in 2016:
Organizer: London School of Economics and Political Science
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Aug 15, 2016 to Aug 26, 2016
Details: The Methods Summer Programme is a summer school in social science research methods for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and professionals from around the world. It offers 12 intensive short courses across three areas of research methods: Qualitative & Mixed Social Research Methods, Quantitative Social Research Methods and Methods for Economists. All courses provide training in research methods as used by the top researchers in the field, and are taught by world-class academics at our campus in central London.
Organizer: Isik University
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Jun 6, 2016 to Jul 1, 2016
Details: Istanbul is calling you to discover politics, culture, economy and society of Middle East which has been home to many civilizations for thousands of years and where major political changes have taken place over the past several years. The program aims to look at the long-term social, economic, and political drivers of change in the region, and to analyze the political and cultural continuities underway across the Middle East. It is designed for International and Turkish graduate students and to all participants who hold a bachelor degree.
Organizer: University of Gothenburg
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: Jun 13, 2016 to Jun 17, 2016
Details: This summer school offers four condensed courses on fundamental topics in evaluating health policies and interventions. All courses are a mix of standard lectures and computer-based lab sessions where participants will work with real-world datasets.
Organizer: HEC Paris
Location: Paris, France
Duration: Jun 27, 2016 to Jul 8, 2016
Details: If you are a university-level student or recent graduate (from any discipline) seeking an academic challenge and multi-cultural learning experience, the HEC Paris Summer School experience is for you. At the HEC Paris Summer School, you can sharpen your mind, develop your analytical and decision-making skills, and grasp complex challenges and strategic opportunities in today’s global economy.
Organizer: The University of Edinburgh
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 6, 2016 to Jul 1, 2016
Details: Explore the types of behaviour that shape financial decisions. This course is intended to provide a foundation in financial decision making – and an understanding of the techniques of financial analysis. It introduces the key elements of financial management and provides an outline of how to carry out financial evaluations of business decisions.
Organizer: University of Cambridge
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 3, 2016 to Jul 16, 2016 (Term I), Jul 17, 2016 to Jul 30, 2016 (Term II), Jul 31, 2016 to Aug 13, 30, 2016 (Term III)
The three terms of the Interdisciplinary Programme offer courses covering a wide variety of subjects including economics, international politics and relations, and history of science. You can select courses in the same discipline or study more widely by choosing courses in differing subject areas. Courses consist of classroom sessions held on weekdays. Almost all are limited to 25 participants.
Organizer: Tübingen University
Location: Tübingen, Germany
Duration: Jun 20, 2016 to Jun 24, 2016
Details: During this summer school, twenty graduate students and junior scientists from all over the world will have the opportunity to discourse post-democratic developments and challenges with this year's Unseld lecturer Colin Crouch. In addition, up to twelve participants will be selected to present their own research related to Crouch's work during the summer school. The participants will also attend the Unseld Lecture held by Colin Crouch and an interdisciplinary colloquium, both open to the public.
Organizer: ICPSR, University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Duration: Jun 20, 2016 to Jul 15, 2016 (first session), Jul 18, 2016 to Aug 12, 2016 (second session)
Details: The ICPSR Summer Program is recognized throughout the world as a leading program providing basic and advanced training in a wide range of methodologies and techniques for research across the social, behavioral, and medical sciences. The courses emphasize the integration of methodological strategies with the theoretical and practical concerns that arise in research on substantive issues. An unique and supportive social environment facilitates professional networking and encourages the exchange of ideas about research theory and practice. It is addressed to students, faculty, and researchers.
Organizer: National University of Singapore
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Jul 4, 2016 to Jul 15, 2016
Details: The school offers a wide variety of quantitative, qualitative, and formal methods courses, all taught by highly experienced international faculty from the U.S. and Europe and provides participants with rigorous, hands-on training in state-of-the-art research methods.
Organizer: PI.lab and Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 10, 2016 to Jul 15, 2016
Details: The interdisciplinary summerschool on privacy provides an intensive one week academic post-graduate programme teaching privacy from a technical, legal and social perspective. The goal of the summerschool is to provide students with a solid background in the theory of privacy construction, modelling and protection from these three different perspectives. It also aims to help them to establish a first international network with peers and senior academics across these disparate disciplines.
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