Summer School in Social Science Methods, Lugano, Switzerland

Next edition: 8 to 23 August 2024, Lugano, Switzerland

About the event & course program

The Summer School in Social Sciences Methods has been conceived for those who feel the need to refresh, deepen and widen their methodological knowledge and skills, whatever their professional situation: student, researcher or practitioner. This year, it offers 4 different preliminary workshops and 21 one-week intensive, immersive courses on qualitative, quantitative and hybrid methods in social sciences, as well as two cross-methods courses.

In addition to its rich academic programme, the School also offers a vibrant social programme to help participants connect with each other and experience the best of Lugano. This includes a welcome coffee talk, Summer School Dinner, excursions to local attractions and opportunities to socialize with fellow students and faculty. The social programme is designed to foster a sense of community and make the Summer School experience even more rewarding.

About the local organizers

The Summer School in Social Sciences Methods is managed from within the Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society,  Univeristà della Svizzera italiana, with the support of the Swiss Centre of Expertise in Social Sciences (FORS).

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