Our vision

Co-constructing a learning planet to confront the major challenges of our time

A learning society and a learning planet are organized to systematically promote the learning of individuals and collectives that compose them and enable them to solve the challenges they face.

Because our greatest challenges are global, we must develop a learning planet that facilitates learning through research, engagement and innovation at all stages of life: everyone must be able to document their learning, exploration and action so that others can learn from their successes, difficulties and failures, learn from their experiences and improve their solutions. We must develop a society where sharing, mentoring and cooperating are the norm and transform lifelong learning. Countries such as Finland, Singapore or Canada, that have been able to modernize their education systems show us that such changes are possible and that it is possible both to raise individual standards and to reduce inequalities.

CRI, founded by researchers specializing in evolutionary dynamics and systems engineering, brings together very diverse audiences throughout the world to design and prototype new learning ecosystems and new exponential dynamics in order to mobilize collective intelligence and thus accelerate our ability to meet the SDGs.

We have to learn how to take care of oneself, others and the planet - François Taddei - Chairman and co-founder of CRI

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021
6:15 PM
Learning Sciences Workshop - "Embodied teaching in Prevention of Structural Violence"

For the last Learning Seminar of the year 2020-2021, the Master AIRE Learning Sciences welcomes to CRI, Nena Mocnik, PhD for a special workshop dedicated to:

CONFRONTING HISTORICAL TRAUMA, PREVENTING STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE: The Potentials of Experiential Learning in the Humanities Curricula

While on the surface it may seem as the international community has made significant progress in acknowledging violent pasts and its toxic legacies in terms of collective traumas, rarely has the vanity of ‘never again’ been so undeniable as in our current social reality. The evidence shows that structural violence that normalizes the perpetuating oppressions, expressions of hatreds, and social exclusions is at least partly learnt through the unhealed and transmitted collective traumas. The latter has now been widely incorporated into history syllabuses yet understanding of the transmission process needs to go beyond disciplinary limitations, cognitive recognition and classroom explanation. Rapid globalization calls for radical shifts in institutional education for next generations to successfully navigate their social realities affected by insecurity, economic instability and marginalization, all rooted also in historical traumas. Designed as action research, this study investigates the potentials of experiential learning tools in the humanities curricula as an effective path toward addressing the transmission of historical trauma in our efforts to diminish the structural violence related to it.

Nena Mocnik is a guest scholar at CY Cergy Paris Université and the leader of the European Commission-funded project Again Never Again. She is the author of the monographs Trauma Transmission and Sexual Violence: Reconciliation and Peacebuilding in Postconflict Settings (2020) and Sexuality after War Rape: From Narrative to Embodied Research (2019), and the co-editor of the forthcoming volume Engaging with Historical Traumas: Experiential Learning and Pedagogies of Resilience (2021).

Before this project, she has spent ten years working with war rape surivors and family trauma transmission, and in peace education programmmes, developing embodied and community theatre based projects. She lives in Paris.

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Monday, July 5, 2021
9:00 AM
École d’été des Objectifs de développement durable - 4ème édition

Co-organisée par l'IRD, Aix-Marseille Université, l'AFD et le CRI, cette nouvelle édition sera centrée sur les ODD 14 et 15 qui portent sur à la biodiversité marine et terrestre, croisés avec l’approche One Health.

Le sujet croisé biodiversité-One Health sera abordé notamment dans ses interactions avec les autres Objectifs du développement durable.

3 jours en ligne avec des experts et des mentors

Afin de répondre aux enjeux de développement durable adoptés par l'ONU, cette école vise à stimuler la création de projets interdisciplinaires et interculturels : pendant 3 jours, les participants seront réunis pour un travail de recherche collaboratif afin de produire une réflexion et des questions de recherche, animées par des pédagogies créatives propres à l’École d’été des ODD.

Les pré-inscriptions sont ouvertes jusqu’au 30 mai 2021.

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Monday, July 5, 2021
9:00 AM
SDG Summer School 2021
In partnership with the University of Geneva, CRI organizes the SDG Summer School on Open Source Health Solutions from July 5th to 30th.

You are a bright, curious, autonomous student from all training backgrounds from Corporate Young Leaders to Students from Design, Engineering, Art, Business, Law, Health, Policy and other backgrounds, and high school students, register now!

About the SDG School

The SDG School is a four week long challenge-based university that gives you access to a platform where you can voice an opinion, take an action and create an impact alongside 50 young leaders from across the globe.

The SDG School is based on the Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations to be reached by 2030, a blueprint to achieve a better and a sustainable future for all cultures around the globe in the areas of education, healthcare, equality, energy, production, consumption, climate change and strategic partnerships.

During these 4 intensive weeks, you will be exposed to global scenarios, new methodologies in science and technology and will be trained to think like a social entrepreneur to prototype a meaningful project. You will create a game, make a device or build an art installation tackling a SDG with the mentorship of experts in game making, medicine, environmental science, digital fabrication, frugal innovation – and much more!

Key Information Partners: University of Geneva and several other partner Universities and maker spaces worldwide Student profiles: bright, curious, autonomous students from all training backgrounds from Corporate Young Leaders to Students from Design, Engineering, Art, Business, Law, Health, Policy and other backgrounds, and high school students. Fees: Free for students from partner universities and 2000 Euro for other applicants Prizes: Top teams can apply to the SDG Accelerator programme to support further development of their project. Certificates and credits: All participants obtain certificates of completion, which are equivalent to 6 ECTS. Please verify with your Academic Advisor if the credits are transferable to your university. More info Early registration until June 2021 by filling the online form Find out more on: Contact:
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Wednesday, July 7, 2021
10:00 AM
Université d'été des Savanturiers

Cette Université d’été rassemblera les ambassadeurs Savanturiers partageant et nourrissant les valeurs de l’éducation par la recherche pour réfléchir, ensemble, aux changements dans nos rapports aux savoirs et à leurs transmissions. Capitaliser sur les expériences de chacun, échanger et s’auto-former à travers des conférences, tables rondes, des ateliers et des sessions de formation seront les maîtres-mots de l’événement.

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Thursday, July 8, 2021
5:00 PM
[Network Seminar] Marc Timme: Inverse problems and data-driven modeling for multi-dimensional dynamical systems -- from biology to mobility

On Thursday 8th July at 5pm CET we will have a Network Seminar by Marc Timme on inverse problems. The seminar will be online on Zoom. To receive a link please register here!

Inverse problems and data-driven modeling for multi-dimensional dynamical systems -- from biology to mobility Marc Timme, Chair for Network Dynamics, TU Dresden

Abstract: Inverse problems have a long history in the natural sciences and mathematics and are implicit to many engineering problems. For instance, Bragg diffraction techniques yield lattice spacings of periodic crystal lattices and design and closed-loop control schemes enable the reliable functioning of engineered machines near set operating points. Yet, for multi-dimensional systems the vast majority of research on collective nonlinear dynamics is still focusing on the “forward direction” of analysis or modeling and asks what types of collective dynamics emerge from a network of given units interacting via a given topology. How to infer features of systems that both are multi-dimensional and exhibit self-organized dynamics thus remains an open problem. Here we address two basic questions on network inference. First, how to identify the number of dynamical variables in a multi-dimensional system from observing time series of only some of them? Second, how to infer interaction topologies from recorded time series only, in particular without the knowledge of any specific model of the system? Both constitute partially uncharted territory for theory and may offer a wide range of applications. We also touch the dynamics of multi-dimensional mobility systems that pose even harder inference problems due to little data available and simultaneously complex, externally driven dynamics. Example References: [1] Theory of topology inference: Science Adv. 3: e1600396 (2017) and Nature Comm. 8:2192 (2017). [2] Theory of system size inference: Phys. Rev. Lett. 122:158301 (2018). [3] Constraining features of mobility systems: Nature Comm. 11: 4831 (2020) and Nature Comm. 12: 3003 (2021).

Bio: Marc Timme studied physics and mathematics at the University of Würzburg, Germany, at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA, and at the University of Göttingen, Germany. He received a Master of Arts degree in physics the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics in 1998 (Stony Brook) and a doctorate in theoretical physics in 2002 (Göttingen). After working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Flow Research from 2003 he was a research scholar at the Center of Applied Mathematics, Cornell University, USA, from 2005 to 2006, working with Dexter Kozen and Steven Strogatz. Marc was appointed head of the Max Planck Research Group Network Dynamics in October 2006. Since 2007, he is also a faculty member of the Georg August University School of Science (GAUSS), and member of the steering committees of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) Physics of Biological and Complex Systems (PBCS), and the Program for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience (PTCN). He is founding member of the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Göttingen (since 2004) and was named Adjunct Professor by the University of Göttingen in 2009.

Among other distinctions, Marc won the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society and the Berliner-Ungewitter Award,was a research fellow at the National Research Center (CNR) of Italy and recieved a scholarship from the Stony Brook Foundation, a DAAD exchange grant, a graduate scholarship by SUNY Stony Brook. He was distinguished Referee of the Year in 2010 by Europhysics Letters.

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