LERU Summer School@UZH

Citizen Science – nexus between research and public engagement

The 2017 LERU Doctoral Summer School will take place at the University of Zurich from July 9-14, 2017. The team of Graduate Campus (GRC) will be carrying out this year’s summer school focusing on citizen science. The summer school will bring together 44 doctoral candidates from LERU member universities, based in 12 European countries. After a week of interdisciplinary training and hands-on work on citizen science projects, the summer school culminates with the GRC Annual Ceremony. This Ceremony will also be devoted to the topic of citizen science, and the best citizen science projects developed during the summer school will be showcased.

Citizen science – the involvement of non-professional scientists in research – is generating broad attention across and beyond the scientific community. Activities range from small-scale local projects, largely with layperson participation, to large-scale international projects, which may involve professional scientists and research institutions. Citizen science thrives in an open and transparent environment, and it is widely seen as a cornerstone of a broader open science movement.

Further information on the 2017 LERU Doctoral Summer School: www.lerusummerschool.org