Doctoral Schools at the Faculty of Communication Sciences

The Faculty of communication sciences has activated the following doctoral schools focused on specific topics.

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Doctoral Programme Argumentation in Professional Practice

The Doctoral Programme in Applied Linguistic "Argumentation in Professional Practice", is financed by swissuniversities, and offers interdisciplinary educational and research activities focused on argumentation in professional practice, especially in professions related to communication and language (such as journalism, advertising, corporate and institutional communication, translation and interpreting). The programme is organised in cooperation with the Department of Applied Linguistic of ZHAW (Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, ZHAW) and counts on a national and international network of experts in argumentation and applied linguistic. 

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Argupolis - Argumentation Practices in Context
Argupolis, a doctoral program funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (FNS), provided didactic and research activities focused on argumentative practices emerging in different social contexts. ARGUPOLIS represented an interdisciplinary network of excellence for the study of argumentation, which comprised Swiss as well as foreign partners.

CROSS-FertilizatIon betwEen formal and informal Learning through Digital technologies (CROSS-FIELD)
CROSS-FIELD doctoral school, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (FNS), aims at investigating how formal and informal learning can be orchestrated in different educational settings, and how digital technologies can support this endeavour. The school represents a collaboration among USI, the University of Saint Gallen and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Pro*Doc Graduate School on Adaptivity in Communication and Health
The Pro*Doc Graduate School, Adaptivity in Communication and Health, unites communication researchers, psychologists, sociologists, and marketing researchers from the universities of Lugano, Fribourg, Luzern, Neuchâtel, and Virginia Tech (USA).
The content, structure and organization of the doctoral program focuses on improving candidates knowledge of research methods, relevant theories, and current issues surrounding communication and health. A special aim is to familiarize candidates with the techniques for making scholarly work known in the field.
Pro*doc Adaptivity in Communication and Health offers a unique international scholarly expertise by involving academic institutions and research groups from Switzerland and the US.