Expo Dubai Training Program - Health in all Sustainable Development Goals
SSPH+ offers its PhD students a training program on how to translate important scientific research of today to the general public.
Raising awareness for public health and the SDG’s of the United Nations is more important than ever, particularly in light of the recent global pandemic. The SSPH+ will showcase Swiss public health sciences related to the 17 SDG’s at the Swiss Pavilion of the Dubai Expo 2020 (postponed to Oct 2021-March 2022) during its "Health and Wellness week” (30.01-05.02.22). Our appearance is based mainly on the inputs of students from SSPH+ partner institutions. One of the ways that SSPH+ PhD students can get involved is through the Expo Dubai Training Program.
The pandemic especially highlights the importance of communicating scientific knowledge to the general public in an clear and coherent manner. The focus of the Expo Dubai Training Program is thus centralized on developing the skills needed to successfully translate important research to a lay public. Each training offer of the Expo Dubai Training Program is therefore tailored to facilitate PhD students in cultivating skills that are complimentary of the following aims:
- To learn how to communicate their research in an easily understandable manner
- To learn how to connect research to the general public in innovative ways
- To learn how to argue a scientifically sound viewpoint convincingly and within a limited time frame
The courses are complementary to one another but may also be taken individually. 1 ECTS is awarded for participating in all the components of EACH training offer whilst students who take all 3 training offers will receive maximally 3 ECTS.
ScienceFlashTalk Training facilitates 3-minute speed talks on public health sciences that are informative yet entertaining. A defining characteristic of this course is that students will learn how to communicate their research to a lay audience in an exciting, innovative and engaging way, within a limited time frame. Learn more here.
Scientific Debate Training focuses on teaching students how to use persuasive argumentation techniques to convincingly communicate their point of view. A defining characteristic of this course is that students will learn how to strategically select academic arguments in order to defend their scientific stance during challenging debates. Learn more here.
Effective Communication Training teaches students skills on how to present themselves and their research background in a professional manner. A defining characteristic of this training is that students will be taught to present themselves and their academic accomplishments in a clear, coherent and confident way. Learn more here.
Who can apply for the training offers?
SSPH+ PhD students enrolled at the SSPH+ Inter-university Graduate Campus.
What are the requirements to apply?
- PhD student’s supervisor agrees with the application
- PhD research topic must be related to public health and at least one SDG
- Language of the training and presentation is English
- The participants must attend all training and coaching elements of a chosen training and deliver the course assignments
Deadline for application
The deadline application for all training offers is the 28th of February, 2021
Swiss Pavilion at Expo Dubai
Registration is closed!
Dr. Emily Reeves
Expo Dubai Program Manager