Course Offerings FS 2022

We are pleased to announce the course schedule for the PhD Excellence Program for the Spring 2022 semester.

Courses marked with an asterisk * can only be attended by participants of the DSI Excellence Program. The remaining courses are also open to other PhD students, provided that there are still enough places available.

If in doubt, read the information on the target group of a course in the course catalog. The course offerings can be found under Further Offers > UZH Digital Society Initiative Excellence Program.

The course language of all courses is English.

Registration

Unless otherwise noted, the courses listed below are booked via the UZH module booking tool. Be sure to follow the booking information as well as booking and cancellation deadlines listed in the course catalog!

Registration start: January 20, 2022

Registration and cancellation conditions

  • Module bookings in the module booking tool can only be made within the module booking period and only after payment of the semester fees.
  • You are responsible for monitoring your own bookings and cancellations. This includes checking that the bookings or cancellations you have made have been made correctly.
  • Cancellations can be made via the module booking tool until the cancellation deadline expires. After the cancellation deadline, cancellations are only possible in exceptional cases, and to do so you must contact the DSI program coordination (phd-program@dsi.uzh.ch). Cancellation only to the lecturer is not valid.
  • For technical reasons, there are no waiting lists for courses to be booked via the module booking tool. We recommend to inquire about free places via the UZH module booking tool, especially 2-3 weeks before the course starts (in the time between cancellation and booking deadline).

Transcript of records and ECTS points

  • For a booked course, the performance assessment must be passed, regardless of whether ECTS credits are needed or not. Otherwise the course is considered as "failed" in your transcript of records.
  • ECTS credits can only be earned if the course's performance assessment is passed.
  • It is up to the faculties to decide whether a successfully completed DSI course will be considered as a curricular part of the doctoral program and whether ECTS credits will be credited. There is no general entitlement to the recognition or crediting of performance. It is therefore strongly recommended that doctoral students inform themselves about their institute's regulations regarding recognition and crediting before they take a course offered by the DSI. Ideally, recognition and crediting should be discussed with the supervisor before registration.
  • For participants of the DSI Excellence Program, successfully completed DSI courses are part of their DSI program requirements. Some institutes may consider simultaneous crediting of ECTS credits to the respective doctoral program as double crediting. In such a case, the participant may have the choice of crediting the performance either to the doctoral program or to the DSI program requirements (except for compulsory courses).

Course Categories

The courses that count towards the DSI Excellence Program are divided into three categories.

Compulsory modules: These courses must be successfully completed by the participants of the Excellence Program. In case of space limitations, participants of the Excellence Program have first priority.

DSI core elective modules: These courses can be chosen by the participants of the Excellence Program. The courses are offered by the DSI. In case of space limitations, participants of the Excellence Program have first priority.

Other core elective modules: These courses can be chosen by the participants of the Excellence Program. The courses are offered by other organisational units (e.g. by different faculties), but can be credited to the DSI Excellence Program. There is no prioritization for participants of the Excellence Program in case of space limitations.

Courses

DSI Compulsory Modules

Dates, Location                        

How to check your research plan?*

The Data Protection and Ethics Self-Assessment Tool

16.3.22, 9-17h 

                        

DSI Summer School* 27.-30.6.22, 9-17h
Professor Presentations**

Tuesdays, 8.3.22, 22.3.22, 12.4.22, 3.5.22, 31.5.22,

16:15-17:30h

Interdisciplinary Readling Seminar***     

Mondays,

Kick-off: 7.3.22, 13:45-15:15
28.3.22, 11.4.22 & 16.5.22, 13:45-17:00h

* Compulsory courses in the 1st year of the DSI Excellence Program.

** Compulsory course in the 1st year of the DSI Excellence Program - not bookable via booking tool (registration is not necessary)

*** The Interdisciplinary Reading Seminar course is a required course for students in the first year of the DSI Excellence Program. Second year PhD students in the DSI Excellence Program may take the course as an elective and register via phd-program@dsi.uzh.ch by 15.02.2022.
 

DSI Core Elective Modules                  

Dates, Location                               

Interactive Data Science in Digital Health****

29.4. & 6.5.22, 9-17h

Ethics and Reflection 10. & 11.5.22, 9-17h
Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Cybersecurity

25.05.22, 9-17h

2.6.22, 16-18h

**** Interested PhD students from the DSI Excellence Program can register for the course "Interactive Data Science in Digital Health" via phd-program@dsi.uzh.ch.
 

Other Core Elective Modules              

Dates, Location                                

Deep Learning for Doctoral students*****

Fridays, 25.02.-03.06.22,

8:15-9:45h

***** Interested PhD students from the DSI Excellence Program can register for the course "Deep Learning for Doctoral students" via phd-program@dsi.uzh.ch.