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Transdisciplinary PhD

This course is tailored to prospective students wanting to specifically pursue a transdisciplinary PhD in sustainable development.

Students with a master's qualification may be eligible to continue with the transdisciplinary PhD programme in Sustainable Development, which is managed through the Stellenbosch Centre for Complex Systems in Transition (CST) in the School of Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University (formerly known as TsamaHUB).

More information on this programme can be found in Stellenbosch University's Faculty Calendar.


John van Breda
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In addition, transdisciplinary summer and winter schools are also available.

TD Summer/Winter School

The TD Summer/Winter Schools are run by the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition (CST) and offered to postgraduate students and supervisors interested in pursuing transdisciplinarity as an appropriate research methodology for their research projects.

The programme is linked with the broader ACCAI agenda and so the practical side of the programme is rooted in a food systems focus that is supported by the Food Systems Centre at the SI. Participants will be introduced to the principles and practices of narrative-based transdisciplinary approaches of co-producing knowledge with society, in search of integrated solutions to the sustainability challenges facing the African continent today.