ETH-NSSI Transdisciplinarity Laboratory (TdLab)


There is a need for adequate institutional facilities through which a science-society dialogue can be established, e.g., a transdisciplinarity laboratory. Here, scientists and non-scientists cooperate for a certain period of time, aspire to a mutual learning process and conduct transdisciplinary research.

The TdLab has developed the ETH-NSSI Case Study in the Department of Environmental Sciences. The transdisciplinary case study is a hybrid combining learning, research, and application used to learn competencies and skills necessary for research in problems of sustainable development. The current focus of the TdLab is on the application of our knowledge, skills and experiences to real(-life), complex, societally-relevant problems shaped by environmental issues, such as radioactive waste management.

TdLab: From NSSI To USYS

After nearly 20 years within NSSI, the TdLab in 2013 started its activities with a much broader scope at the level of the Department of Environmental Systems Science .

For more information see the USYS TdLab's web pages »»

TdLab Core Team [further members see individual projects]

Transdisciplinary Case Studies

The transdisciplinary case study (td CS) is a compulsory part of the MSc in Environmental Sciences - Major in Human-Environment Systems but offered for other Masters, too:

Transdisciplinary Research Projects

We apply the knowledge gained in transdisciplinary case study in various research projects.

Selected key publications


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