Learning Sciences is an emerging, interdisciplinary research area that focuses on developing a multi-faceted understanding of learning as it happens in the real world, as well as designing, implementing and improving learning environments.

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The joint EPFL – ETH Zurich Doctoral Program in the Learning Sciences (JDPLS) educates a new generation of bilingual scientists, who will bring together knowledge and methods from multiple disciplines such as psychology, education, computer science and data science to answer questions of how people learn and hence how to teach in the digital age. This PhD program is directed towards students from any field of science or engineering who are highly motivated towards addressing the challenges in education that arise from the digitization of society. Research in the JDPLS emphasizes bridging the gap between fundamental and translational research.  Our doctoral students are trained to lead the transformation in all parts of our education systems including schools, universities, workplace and informal learning spaces. 

Interested? Click on the image and you will find all information about the application process.

Program Directors
Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg, EPFL
Prof. Dr. Manu Kapur, ETH Zurich

Founding Chair
Prof. Dr. Manu Kapur, ETH Zurich

Executive directors
Richard Davis, EPFL
Victoria Abu Khalil, EPFL

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