034.017 Transformative research and diversity Canceled

2022W, SE, 2.0h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

describe the key points of transformative research with a focus on diversity dynamics, as well as related concepts and competencies. Reflect on the topic of transformative research in relation to their discipline and identify concrete options for action.
identified concrete options for action

Subject of course

You will learn through the review of scientific literature, research policy documents
and practical examples of central concepts and approaches of transformative and inclusive research.
get to know. The related learnings will then be further developed. This will enable you to reflect on the topic in light of the requirements, possibilities and perceived limitations of your respective disciplines.


Teaching methods

Processing of specialized scientific texts from the fields of diversity, science and technology studies, interest-driven work in individual and small group settings, plenary discussions, short written elaboration of learning outcomes.

Mode of examination


Additional information

"This course may be taken as an elective course for the Gender and Diversity Competency Supplemental Certificate. More information about the certificate can be found here."

With the certificate Gender and Diversity Competence, graduates prove their competence in the consideration of gender and diversity aspects.

Prerequisite for the issuance of the certificate is the completion of courses from the following list in the amount of at least 16 ECTS.

Three courses amounting to 7 ECTS must be completed; for the remaining 9 ECTS, all courses from the list "Optional Courses" can be chosen.

List of courses can be found here.


For content orientation and getting started

Warum transformative Wissenschaft? 
Interview mit Uwe Schneidewind:  Online: https://shop.arl-net.de//nachrichten-der-arl-2-2016.html

Editorial zum Schwerpunktthema: Diversität und Transdisziplinarität: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331182538_Editorial_zum_Thementeil_Diversitat_und_Transdisziplinaritat:


When writing your paper, please follow the guidelines of the Vienna University of Technology on how to deal with
plagiarism: Guideline for dealing with plagiarism (PDF).

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Examination modalities

The course is designed to be immanent to the examination and will be assessed along two tasks (each max. 25 points)
and a final individual or group work (max. 25 points), as well as on the cooperation (max. 25 points).
(max. 25 points).
All performances must be achieved for a positive conclusion, positive assessment from
60 points. Further information in the preliminary meeting.

Course registration

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Previous knowledge

Damit Sie und Ihre Kolleg;innen bestmöglich von der LV profitieren, ist die grundsätzliche Bereitschaft zur Auseinandersetzung mit unterschiedlichen disziplinären Zugängen nötig.