The Professor

Arash Golnam

Dr. Arash Golnam

University Lecturer and Systems Scientist

Arash completed his Ph.D. in Management of Technology (Systems Modelling) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), holds a Master of Science in System Dynamics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and is a Psychoanalyst Diploma Candidate at the CG Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland.

His experience includes working as a system dynamicist on large scale simulation platforms of socio-technical systems in urban dynamics and circular economy. Arash has a passion for multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary approaches to learning and inquiry. 

Arash teaches systems thinking, system dynamics and learning design at universities in Geneva and Lausanne area, where he has been awarded as the distinguished member of the faculty several times.

The Facilitator

Peter Horvath

UX and Service Designer

An economist by training, with an executive MBA in management of innovation, Geneva-based Peter Horvath is a practicing Service- and UX Designer and design lecturer.

With work experience in agency, startup, corporate, consulting and educational environments, he has worked in project and product management, strategy, UX and service design, in Switzerland, Hungary and Canada.

Peter is an active driver of the community through local, regional and global organizations, and is co-initiator of Service Design Network’s Swiss chapter, and as co-initiator of ‘24 Hours of UX’. He also teaches design related classes at Swiss Universities.

Institutional Partner

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The Taylor Institute - at Franklin University Switzerland

The Taylor Institute at Franklin University Switzerland develops and manages Executive, Research and Graduate programs related to business and management. The aim of the Institute is to prepare for critical thinkers who are culturally literate, ethically aware, intellectually courageous and business savvy.

Franklin University Switzerland is a small, international university located in the southern Swiss city of Lugano. Founded in 1969, Franklin was among the first institutions to bring American Liberal Arts education to Europe, and it is the only liberal arts university in the world accredited in both the United States and Switzerland. It is the only university in the world that offers interdisciplinary, experiential learning, placing Academic Travel at the core of its curriculum.

Explore our full program

Systems Thinking foundation

Thinking is not synonymous with analysis. Our Systems Thinking Foundation consists of three modules. The modules focus on both the qualitative and quantitative sides of Systems Thinking. Explore & apply.

Design Beyond Thinking foundation

Thinking is only one of the four functions of consciousness. The modules in the Design Beyond Thinking Foundation explore how we can use intuition, feeling and sensation in a professional service setting. Explore & apply.

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