The International Winter School on Evolution aims to better prepare a future generation for inter- and transdisciplinary evolution research by providing courses on cutting edge research in biological and sociocultural evolutionary sciences for Master, Doctoral and Postdoctoral students. Emphasis lies on topics that are currently underrepresented in (post)graduate curricula.
About the Winter School
The School is organized by the Applied Evolutionary Epistemology Lab of the Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon, in collaboration with Ciência Viva and with the support of the John Templeton Foundation.
During one week, international experts will teach 9 courses on critical aspects of biological and socio-cultural evolution. The Winter School courses are centered around the following themes:
- macroevolution and the major transitions;
- symbiogenesis, lateral gene transfer and hybridization;
- language evolution.
All courses are taught at a level accessible to Master, Doctoral and Postdoctoral students in the exact, life, human and sociocultural evolutionary sciences. Bachelor (licentiate) students can enrol as well, but they have to motivate their candidacy.
Students from the University of Lisbon are able to receive credits for attending the courses. All other participants will receive official certificates of attendance that will include the suggested credit amount attributed by the university to the enrolled students.