La rectrice de l'Université de Lausanne, Nouria Hernandez, a ouvert la soirée d'inauguration du Centre LIVES, en disant sa fierté de l'accueillir au sein de l'UNIL. @Martine Dutruit
Brigitte Galliot, vice-rectrice de l'Université de Genève a salué la collaboration entre les deux universités de l'Arc lémanique au sein du PRN LIVES et du Centre LIVES. @Martine Dutruit
Eric Widmer a évoqué l'histoire du PRN LIVES, dont le rôle clé du laboratoire PAVIE. ©Martine Dutruit
Dario Spini, directeur PRN LIVES, a expliqué pourquoi la pérennisation du Centre LIVES était un excellent pari pour le futur. ©Martine Dutruit
Se remémorant les années passées, Dario Spini a souligné que la réunion de chercheurs et chercheuses des universités de Lausanne, de Genève et d’autres institutions suisses a permis au PRN LIVES de décrocher des fonds importants et de mener des recherches interdisciplinaires qui n’auraient pas pu se développer sans cette mise en commun. ©Martine Dutruit
La conférence de la Prof. Alison Park de l'UCL de Londres a été suivie avec grand intérêt par les invités. @Martine Dutruit
Le "Show en LIVES" de Philippe Cohen a beaucoup fait rire le public, dont la conseillère nationale vaudoise Rebecca Ruiz et Sonya Butera, députée du Grand Conseil vaudois. @Martine Dutruit
Le buffet "Terre et mer", réalisé et servi par SV Group a donné une note finale gastronomique haute en saveurs à cette soirée. @Martine Dutruit
Rien n'aurait pu se faire sans elles et eux - l'équipe organisationnelle qui a aussi préparé la salle - Noémie, Pascal, Christelle, Ellen, Debra, Urs, Fanny et Tomaso, entourant Dario, visiblement content. ©Martine Dutruit

Inauguration du Centre LIVES - une belle fête pleine d'émotions!

Notre soirée d'inauguration du Centre LIVES a rencontré un grand succès. Quelques 150 personnes, dont diverses personnalités, étaient réunies à la Salle des Fêtes du Casino de Montbenon à Lausanne le jeudi 7 février. Nous y reviendrons plus longuement. Mais voici déjà quelques impressions de la soirée - "une très belle fête, pleine d'émotions", selon Eric Widmer, notre co-directeur. (Cliquez sur les images pour voir les légendes).

2019 SLLS Summer School at University Geneva @pixabay_tom_tyler

2019 SLLS – Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research

From August 26 to August 30, the 2019 SLLS Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research will be organized at the NCCR LIVES, University of Geneva. Registration is open until 31th of May – the number of participants is limited!

Life course research is a burgeoning, interdisciplinary field of studies. It is characterized by theoretical approaches that reflect and inform diverse areas such as sociology, demography, epidemiology, economics, psychology, and social biology. It is also characterized by a set of commonly-used quantitative research methods, such as event-history analysis, multi-level modeling, structural equation modeling and sequence analysis that span disciplinary boundaries.

The Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research brings together scholars from diverse backgrounds and introduces them to the main theories and methods in longitudinal and life course research. Previous schools have been held in Antwerp, Oxford, Bamberg, Zurich and Milan.

The Summer School is intended for post-doctoral fellows and postgraduate research students who are interested in exploring the potential of longitudinal and life course research or who want to further develop their existing skills.

The 2019 School is sponsored in part by the LIVES NCCR.

Curriculum

The curriculum includes lectures and discussions led by expert researchers. Examples are drawn from a wide range of longitudinal data sets and illustrated with social and biological life course outcomes. Computer lab sessions develop practical and statistical skills for life course research. 

Themes Being Covered Include:

  • Sociology and Demography of the Life Course
  • Life Course Epidemiology
  • Event History Techniques
  • Multilevel Models for Life Course Processes
  • Structural Equation Models (SEM) for longitudinal data
  • Sequence Analysis Approaches

>> Preliminary program

Teaching Faculty

David Blane (Imperial College London), Paolo Ghisletta (NCCR LIVES and University of Geneva), Hill Kulu (University of St Andrews), Ross Macmillan (University of Limerick), Dimitri Mortelmans (University of Antwerp), Karel Neels (University of Antwerp), Michael Shanahan (University of Zurich), Matthias Studer (NCCR LIVES and University of Geneva) and Eric Widmer (NCCR LIVES and University of Geneva).

Keynote Speaker

Ingrid Schoon (University College London, UK and Berlin Social Science Center, Germany)

Practical informations
Application:
  • Application should be sent before the 31st of May 2019 by filling this form. The number of participants being restricted, earlier applications will be given higher priorities.

 With the registration, please send us (to upload on the form):

  • A motivation letter presenting your current research and its link with the life course perspective (No longer than 1 page)
  • A Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications

You will receive a notification from the Summer School staff that your application has been received and you will hear whether you have been admitted before the 12th of June 2019. In all cases, the fee is expected to be paid within 30 days after the notification of acceptance to finalize your registration.

Costs:
  • Tuition Fee: 450 CHF, covering lectures and computer labs sessions by recognized scholars, coffee breaks as well as the welcome and concluding apéro. Lunch and hotel accommodation are not included.
    Participants are responsible for all costs. This includes transportation, food and lodging. For lodging, student accommodations are available in Geneva (but should be booked separately and availability cannot be guaranteed). See ‘Where to sleep’ below.
Where to sleep?

The Summer School does not include hotel accommodation. Several places propose student accommodations, some with kitchen. We can also assist participants who wish to find colleagues with whom to share accommodations.

Contact & Further informationslls-summerschool@unige.ch

Important Dates:
  • 31 May: Registration deadline.
  • 12 June: Notification of admission.
  • 12 July:  Deadline for the payment of the tuition fee.
  • 26-30:  August – Summer School in Geneva