Transdisciplinary Institute in Social Work (ITTS)

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Presentation

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.

 

Programme


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

 

Team

PhD Students

Jeremias Amstutz
Supervisors: Prof. Emmanuelle Reuter (UniNE) & Prof. Peter Zängl (FHNW)
Working title: Exploring the Employees Rights of Participation in Self-Managing Social Work Organizations in Switzerland.

Daniele Bigoni
Supervisors: Prof. Philip Balsiger (UniNE) & Prof. Daniel Gredig (FHNW)
Working title: Heteronormativität und sexuelle Gewalt im Justizvollzug und die Rolle der Sozialen Arbeit.

Lorry Bruttin
Supervisors: Prof. Jérémie Forney (UniNE) & Prof. Caroline Henchoz (HETSL)
Working title: Le passage à la retraite dans le contexte de l'agriculture de montagne en Valais: un observatoire des vulnérabilités pour le travail social.

Romain Descloux
Supervisors: Prof. Laure Kloetzer (UniNE) & Prof. Stéphane Rullac (HETSL)
Working title: Répondre au sentiment de stigmatisation des jeunes en mesure d'insertion socio-professionnelle.

Nicole Eicher

Supervisors: Prof. Barbara Waldis (UniNE) & Prof. David Lätsch (ZHAW)
Working title: upcoming

Damaris Fischer
Supervisors: Prof. Emmanuelle Reuter (UniNE) & Prof. Tobias Fritschi (BFH)
Working title: upcoming

Melanie Germann
Supervisors: Prof. Cinzia Dal Zotto (UniNE) & Prof. Peter Zängl (FHNW)
Working title : Gewinnung und Bindung der neuen Generation von Arbeitnehmenden: Der Fall der Sozialarbeit.

Marta Marques Castanheira

Supervisors: Prof. Barbara Waldis (UniNE) & Prof. Milena Chimienti (HETS-GE)
Working title: Immigrer pendant l'adolescence: trop tard pour une scolarité réussie ?

Raquel Ricciardi

Supervisors: Prof. Ellen Hertz (UniNE) & Prof. Nicolas Pons-Vignon (SUPSI)
Working title: Balancing Acts: Social Work Skills and Corporate Social Responsibility in India - A Study of Swiss Companies' Perspectives.

Simon Roth

Supervisors: Prof. Christos Dimitrakakis (UniNE) & Prof. Daniel Gredig (FHNW)
Working title: upcoming

Rulla Sutter
Supervisors: Prof. Barbara Waldis (UniNE) & Prof. Oliver Hümbelin (BFH)
Working title: upcoming

Carolina Toletti
Supervisors: Prof. Barbara Waldis (UniNE) & Prof. Maritza Le Breton (FHNW)
Working title : upcoming

Albulenë Ukshini Sefa
Supervisors: Prof. Barbar Waldis (UniNE) & Prof. Marc-Antoine Berthod (HETSL)
Working title: Quand les morts accompagnent les vivants dans des parcours migratoires marqués par la guerre.

News

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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.

Contact

Transdisciplinary Institute of Social Work

Rue A.-L. Breguet 2

2000 Neuchâtel

messagerie.itts@unine.ch

Upcoming events

Writing bootcamp for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers

  • 2-4 September, 2024, 9:00-16:00
  • University of Neuchâtel
  • Registration until 10 June, 2024

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

  • 6 et 7 septembre 2024
  • FHNW Olten

11ème Festival suisse des méthodes qualitatives "'Quoi de neuf ?'": continuités et renouvellement

  • 7 et 8 novembre 2024
  • Université de Fribourg
  • Délai d'inscription : 8 septembre 2024

Scientific meeting "SOCIAL WORK AS ACTION SCIENCE. An international comparison on epistemological positions"

  • 8 November 2024, 8h30-16h
  • UniNE, A.-L. Breguet 2, room 2.310
  • Format hybrid

HES-SO

Scientific Committee