Transdisciplinary Institute in Social Work (ITTS)



The Transdisciplinary Institute of Social Work (ITTS), supported by swissuniversities, opened on February 1st, 2022. The University of Neuchâtel and the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO) have decided to join forces to create a doctoral programme in social work and to develop the ITTS as a national centre of competence in social work education and research. 


youtube_icon.png Presentation of the ITTS by its director, Prof. Barbara Waldis.



youtube_icon.png  Presentation of Marta Marques Castanheira, Research and Teaching Assistant




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We are excited to announce that Michaela Slotwinski has been nominated as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor (50%) in Social Work and will join the ITTS and the University of Neuchâtel in August 2024. Her research focuses on (social) policies around socially and/or economically disadvantaged groups, drawing on observational data and field experiments. She has a strong quantitative orientation and will strengthen ou profile in quantitative social policy research.


Transdisciplinary Institute of Social Work

Rue A.-L. Breguet 2

2000 Neuchâtel

Upcoming events


  • Friday 19th and Saturday 20th of April
  • Toni-areal Zürich
  • ZHAW Soziale Arbeit Zürich

Cycle de conférences publiques - Printemps 24

  • Les métamorphoses de l'accompagnement sous contrainte
  • Université de Fribourg
  • 17h30-19h MIS 03, salle 3117

Writing bootcamp for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers

  • 2-4 Septembre, 2024, 9:00-16:00
  • University of Neuchâtel
  • Registration until 31 May, 2024

Congrès international de la SSTS "Travail social et 'digitalité'"

  • 6 et 7 septembre 2024
  • FHNW Olten
  • Appel à contributions (délai 31 janvier 2024)


Scientific Committee