The CROSS-FIELD doctoral school is a joint venture of three units from three Swiss universities coming from the main linguistic regions of the country:

NewMinE Lab @ Università della Svizzera italiana

Researchers at the New Media in Education Laboratory – or NewMinE lab, for short – share the vision that new information and communication technologies can be used to improve the quality of educational activities provided that they are used in an learner-centered framework.

New media for teaching and learning are not an added value in themselves but can effectively and efficiently assist good educational practices and effective learning experiences.

The NewMinE Lab is the leading house of CROSS-FIELD and is part of the Institute for Communication Technologies at the Università della Svizzera italiana.

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IWP @ Universität Sankt Gallen

The activities of the IWP, Institute for Business Education and Educational Management (d.t. Institut für Wirtschaftspädagogik IWP) address the main question of how teaching and learning are managed in business contexts and in our society at large.

The main focus is on the processes of teaching and learning and of educational management, along with the issues related to the guidance of educational systems.

The IWP is a partner university of CROSS-FIELD and is part of the University of Sankt Gallen.

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CHILI @ Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

The Computer Human Interaction in Learning and Instruction Lab is part of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL. Goal of CHILI Lab is to study and design collaboration technologies that lead to better learning and more efficient problem-solving.
The CRAFT is partner university of CROSS-FIELD and is part of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

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Other Partners

CROSS-FIELD is connected and supported by UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites.

Approved in Spring 2013, and established in September, the UNESCO chair is committed to perform extensive research and teaching on how ICT, especially the internet, can be effectively exploited to develop and promote sustainable tourism at the World Heritage Sites (WHSs), with a special emphasis on the southern hemisphere. Its scope touches and overlaps on the following fields: eTourism, eLearning, and ICT4D (ICT for Development). Furthermore, the chair attempts to facilitate the flow of best practices and state-of-the-art information among WHSs when it comes to online communication and presence.

More information at: UNESCO Chair website.