Citizen Science Introduction and Advanced Courses Fall Semester 2021

Courses in fall 2021

Every semester we offer courses for doctoral students, postdocs and practitioners. The course Citizen Science Introduction: First steps in a participatory research process offers an introduction to issues and methods. Using concrete examples, participants learn about different fields of application and design principles.

The course Citizen Science Advanced: Designing and facilitating participatory research processes competently is aimed at doctoral students, postdocs and practitioners with already existing experience who want to learn more about the design of citizen science projects.

The courses are taught alternately in German and in English. English courses will take place again in the spring semester 2022.


Participation and target group

The courses are offered in cooperation with the UZH Graduate Campus. Participation is open to doctoral students and postdocs from all universities and practitioners from diverse contexts such as NGOs or associations working with heterogeneous target groups who wish to expand their repertoire of scientific methods.



Olivia Höhener  

Ruth Förster

Olivia Höhener, Development and Coordination of Services Participatory Science Academy  

Dr. sc. ETHZ Ruth Förster, dr. ruth förster training & beratung, Leitung saguf Arbeitsgruppe Bildung für Nachhaltige Entwicklung, ETHZ, LinkedIn.

Dates and duration

Citizen Science Introduction (German): 22.09. and 04.10.2021, from 9.00-17.00, online
Citizen Science Advanced (German): 22.11. and 01.12.2021, from 9.00-17.00, Universität Zürich, Rämistrasse 59, RAA-E-30



Participants may register via the  UZH booking tool . If you are not matriculated at UZH then you must apply for  Module Mobility in order to book the course.

Do not hesitate to contact us for any inquiries.