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Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development

LIFE Fall Academy 2023

Nov 14 - Nov 17, 2023

The LIFE Fall Academy took place in Zurich from November 14th to 17th, co-organized by the Zurich Fellow speakers Sabrina Beck and Michelle Loher, and LIFE coordinator Ines Florin. About 70 fellows and faculty attended from the different participating universities. The event featured engaging scientific presentations, discussions, and networking opportunities, as well as the attendance of the Jacobs Foundation and Jacobs Center Symposium “Insights on the manyfold impacts of children’s context on their development” followed by the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize ceremony. Several Zurich Fellows had their commencement during the academy, including Laura Bechtiger and Plamina Dimanova from the Jacobs Center. Congratulation to all commencees! The International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE) is a joint international doctoral program of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, and the UZH. LIFE Academy events are held biennially, alternating between the U.S. and Europe.