Transdisciplinary Institute in Social Work (ITTS)



The Transdisciplinary Institute of Social Work (ITTS), supported by swissuniversities, opened on February 1st, 2022. The University of Neuchâtel and the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO) have decided to join forces to create a doctoral programme in social work and to develop the ITTS as a national centre of competence in social work education and research. 


youtube_icon.png Presentation of the ITTS by its director, Prof. Barbara Waldis.



youtube_icon.png  Presentation of Marta Marques Castanheira, Research and Teaching Assistant




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We are excited to announce that Michaela Slotwinski has been nominated as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor (50%) in Social Work and will join the ITTS and the University of Neuchâtel in August 2024. Her research focuses on (social) policies around socially and/or economically disadvantaged groups, drawing on observational data and field experiments. She has a strong quantitative orientation and will strengthen ou profile in quantitative social policy research.


Transdisciplinary Institute of Social Work

Rue A.-L. Breguet 2

2000 Neuchâtel

Upcoming events

Writing bootcamp for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers

  • 2-4 September, 2024, 9:00-16:00
  • University of Neuchâtel
  • Registration until 31 May, 2024

Congrès international de la SSTS "Travail social et 'digitalité'"

  • 6 et 7 septembre 2024
  • FHNW Olten

11ème Festival suisse des méthodes qualitatives "'Quoi de neuf ?'": continuités et renouvellement

  • 7 et 8 novembre 2024
  • Université de Fribourg
  • Délai d'inscription : 8 septembre 2024


Scientific Committee