Research for Development (R4D)
Research for Development (R4D) refers to research and education activities in collaboration with scientists and institutions in developing and transition countries. In order to solve global problems and contribute to sustainable development, research collaborations with colleagues from the South and East are indispensable. ETH Global contributes to R4D activities at ETH Zurich with different funding programmes and a broad network.
Research for Development (R4D)- Theoretical Approaches and Field Studies
Registration now open!!!!
ETH Global and Nadel offer a great opportunity to discuss doctoral research projects related to development issues or taking place in a developing or transition country with an interdisciplinary audience in a critical manner during the
Colloquium “Research for Development (R4D)- Theoretical Approaches and Field Studies”.
The colloquium is structured as a block seminar on Friday, May, 12 and 19, 2017. Participation will lead to one ECTS credit point!
Programmes coordinated by ETH Global
- Engineering for Development (E4D) programme,
Doctoral scholarships and Winter Schools, funded by the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development
- Vocational training for the building sector in Ethiopia,
funded by the Arthur Waser Foundation.
- Research Fellow Partnership Programme (RFPP),
funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Programme website: www.rfpp.ethz.ch
- R4D Funding instruments, for ETH Zurich scientists only
ETH Global supports scientists involved in research for development (R4D) with a variety of funding instruments
Development-relevant postgraduate and advanced studies
At ETH Zurich, two postgraduate studies cover R4D topics:
International scholarships: Brain drain or brain circulation
Switzerland is the country with the highest percentage of immigrant scientists worldwide. The impact of funding opportunities has never been systematically assessed. In 2013, ETH Global conducted a study on this topic, covering 304 scholarship recipients from ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich from developing and transition countries. The summary of the study and the complete study are available here.