School for Transdisciplinary Studies

The School for Transdisciplinary Studies (STS) combines courses that deal with transdisciplinary topics such as sustainability, digitalization, globalization, innovation, and related topics. The School for Transdisciplinary Studies acts as a hub between the faculties and the initiatives and is responsible for the placement and administration of the cross-thematic and cross-faculty courses.

Principles for credit transfer

The following principles apply regarding the transfer of credits for the School of Transdisciplinary Studies:

  • With exceptions, the courses can be credited in the free elective area (regardless of level). 
  • Certain courses can be explicitly excluded from credit transfer if the content is already covered by the Faculty's study programs. 
  • Certain courses may be transferred to the core elective areas. In the case of credit transfer to the core elective area, a level (Bachelor's or Master's level) is determined.
  • The credit transfer according to this website apply to all study programs of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics.

Overview of courses and credit transfer

STS courses are credited to the programs of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics as shown below. New STS courses are added on an ongoing basis.

In principle, the credit transfers apply automatically with the booking of the corresponding modules in the Course catalogue

Alpinism

Content ECTS Credit transfer
Interdisciplinary Topical Lecture Series 3 ECTS No credit transfer possible

Architecture and Language - Interdisciplinary Topical Lecture Series

Content ECTS Credit transfer

The topical lecture series focuses on the connection between architecture and language in its many facets and manifestations

3 ECTS Free elective area

Citizen Science II: Von der Theorie zur Praxis

Content ECTS Credit transfer
«Citizen Science» (CS) enables the involvement of citizens in scientific research projects 1 ECTS Free elective area

Digital Entrepreneurship Programm

Module ECTS Credit transfer
Digital Entrepreneurship Bootcamp 3 ECTS BA, core elective area BWL 5
Digital Ventures Leadership & Foundation 3 ECTS MA, core elective area BWL 5

Digital Humanities

Content ECTS Credit transfer
Systematic teaching of digital core competences in text- and image-based sciences 3 ECTS Free elective area

Get R_eady: Introduction to Data Analysis for Empirical Research

Content ECTS Credit transfer
Introduction to data analysis in the transdisciplinary field of empirical (medical) research in the programming language R 1 ECTS Free elective area

Innosuisse Business Concept Course

Content ECTS Credit transfer
Semester course on the most important basics for founding and running your own start-up 3 ECTS Free elective area

Innovathon: The Digitalization of Mobility

Content ECTS Credit transfer
Introduction to the digitalisation of mobility from different perspectives 3 ECTS MA, core elective area BWL 5

Introduction to Citizen Science

Content ECTS Credit transfer
First steps into a participatory research process 1 ECTS Free elective area

Open Data / Open Access

Content ECTS Credit transfer
Topics around research data, research data management, Open Access and Open Science Two basic modules and four in-depth modules à 1 ECTS Free elective area

Open Science - Basics of Open Science

Content ECTS Credit transfer
Introduction to Open Science and how it relates to scientific integrity and reproducible research. 1 ECTS Free elective area

Open Science - Intermediate Open Science Tools

Content ECTS Credit transfer
Introduction to Open Science and how it relates to scientific integrity and reproducible research 1 ECTS Free elective area

Perspektiven der Höflichkeit

Content ECTS Credit transfer
Interdisciplinary Topical Lecture Series 3 ECTS No credit transfer possible

Relevance? Relevance! Humanities Perspectives

Content ECTS Credit transfer
Interdisciplinary Topical Lecture Series 3 ECTS Free elective area

Start! Teaching Assistant Qualification Program@UZH

Content ECTS Credit transfer
Six online modules for competence development as a tutor 1 ECTS Free elective area

Statistische Textanalyse

Content ECTS Credit transfer

The online course aims to provide advanced students with the skills in statistics, text mining, and (when time permits) web scraping

1 ECTS No credit transfer possible

Studium Digitale

Content ECTS Credit transfer
Teaching basic digital skills 3 ECTS No credit transfer possible

Sustainability now!

Content ECTS Credit transfer
Topical lecture on topics of sustainability 1 ECTS Free elective area

The 3R's and the ethics of animal research

Content ECTS Credit transfer
Discourse on animal welfare, animal rights, research freedom and quality. 1 ECTS Free elective area