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Designing Research for SDG Impact in Intercultural Contexts

5 ECTS Dresden Year 2 Semester 3 Compulsory Integrative/inter/transdisciplinary, Environmental sciences


  • Designing research for SDG impact in intercultural contexts

Learning outcomes

Students are able to demonstrate the relevance of research for its contribution to the SDGs. They recognize quality of research plans and they can critically think and express their critique in a sound academic argumentation. They are able to develop meaningful research projects, including search and critical discussion of literature, problem identification, formulation of hypotheses and research questions, determination of data requirements and methods for data collection and analysis. They understand the power of life-long learning and are in a position to creatively solve problems by systematic research. They show the competencies and the key qualifications for scientific work on high ethical standard, as well the ability to work both independently and to work in the team.
Students are able to apply scientific methods for data collection, data analysis and evaluation of the results within the complex environment of countries in the Global South. They are prepared to design a research plan for the Master thesis. The capability of writing and evaluating scientific papers is further developed. The students are qualified to independently elaborate research projects.


Teaching and learning methods

  • 2.0 hrs/wk Lecture
  • 2.0 hrs/wk Seminar Independent studies
  • online/blended

Type of assessment

  • Individual
  • Other
    • Portfolio


  • Location : Dresden
  • ECTS granting : Technische Universität Dresden
  • Organisation : Technische Universität Dresden


Lakshmy Jalaja  Rajan

Lakshmy Jalaja Rajan

  • Tutor (MA)
  • Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden Germany