École doctorale suisse en ethnologie - Swiss Graduate Programm in Anthropology

Launched by teh Anthropology Institute, the Swiss Graduate Programm in Anthropology ('Graduate School') is a two-year graduate-level programme supported by the CUSO (Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale). It is designed to provide specialized training and tutoring, writing and presentation workshops, peer contact and support. The Graduate School's working languages are English, French and German; special attention is paid to training students in presentation and academic language skills in English.

Enrolled students chose five specialised modules, in which they receive advanced training in specified thematic or theoretical issues in the company of invited guests from Switzlerand and abroad. The modules are 2-3 days long, and are spread out over the two year period so as to accomodate doctoral students' research and professional schedules. All expenses related to attending the modules are covered by the Graduate School.

Participation in the program is open to all doctoral students in anthropology (social/cultural anthropology, ethnologie and Ethnologie) from all Swiss universities.

Candidates should submit a letter of motivation, a thesis project (max. 10 pp.) and CV.


Dr. Esther Leemann
Ethnologisches Seminar
Universität Zürich
Andreasstrasse 15
8050 Zürich

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