Bergen Summer Research School, 17-27.06.2019
UiB Global, University of Bergen How would you frame your research to make an impact on policies for a sustainable future?
June 17-27, 2019 at the University of Bergen
Deadline for applications: 24 February, 2019
We, as researchers, have an important role to play in the interface between science and policymaking. There is an urgent need to connect research to the 2030 Agenda. Next summer, we select 100 PhD candidates to discuss and explore science advice with some of the best international practitioners. BSRS 2019 offers a series of parallel multidisciplinary working groups with top international lecturers, and cutting-edge keynotes to help you make your research play a role for a sustainable future. The research school is tied together with common sessions on research tools, presentation skills, keynotes by high-profile researchers, plenary discussions, and an excursion into the Norwegian waterscape.
- Agenda 2030: Poverty, Climate Change and Sustainability
- Migration Processes and Practices: Theories, methods and ethical conduct
- Cultural Policy: Arts Heritage & Sustainability
- The unfinished agenda of maternal and child health: Getting research into policy
- Water management and sustainable development
- Ocean, Climate, Society: Instabilities and mobilities on the climate change frontline
UiB Global, University of Bergen, Norway
Aktuelle Entwicklungsdebatte – Die Frage der Politikkohärenz, 08.05. – 10.05.2019
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) Der Kurs «Aktuelle Entwicklungsdebatte» setzt sich 2019 mit der Frage der Politikkohärenz für nachhaltige Entwicklung auseinander. Die globalen Nachhaltigkeitsziele (SDGs) können nur erreicht werden, wenn internationale, nationale und lokale Politikbereiche kohärent zueinander agieren. Die Realisierung der Ziele der Schweizer IZA ist nur möglich, wenn ihre Massnahmen und Instrumente nicht durch andere Politikbereiche unterlaufen werden. SDG 17 fordert eine Verbesserung der Politikkohärenz für nachhaltige Entwicklung. Ist diese Forderung realistisch? Was bedeutet sie für die strategische Ausrichtung der Schweizer IZA?
- Was ist unter dem Konzept der Politikkohärenz zu verstehen?
- Wie kann Politikkohärenz gemessen werden?
- Welche Zielkonflikte können in den Bereichen Migrationspolitik, Agrarpolitik, Umweltpolitik, Handelspolitik, Finanzmarktpolitik und Sicherheitspolitik identifiziert werden?
- Wie soll und kann mit diesen Zielkonflikten umgegangen werden?
- Was bedeutet die Debatte der Politikkohärenz für Schweizer IZA Akteure?
Kurskosten: CHF 570.-
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL), Switzerland
Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security (M.Sc.)
United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) The main purpose of the two-year Master’s of Science programme is to provide postgraduate students with detailed knowledge, critical understanding, strategies and the tools required to take an interdisciplinary approach towards environmental risks and human security. The Master’s programme addresses theoretical and methodological debates in geography to better understand the complex emergence of environmental risks and natural hazards and their implications for human-nature relations (vulnerability, resilience, adaptation) and how to deal with them in practice.
As a joint programme by the Department of Geography and the United Nations University in Bonn, the course provides a unique combination of advanced conceptual and applied engagements with the field of environmental risks and human security in an international context.
Fields of expertise include Vulnerability Assessment, Ecosystem Services, Sustainable Development, Disaster Management, Climate Change Adaptation, Human-Nature Relationships, Science & Technology Studies, Development Geography, Geomorphology, Socio-Hydrology, Future Studies, GIS and Remote Sensing.
The Programme consists of 11 modules, of which nine are taught in the first three semesters followed by a compulsory internship and the independent work on the Master’s thesis. An internship of at least eight weeks is a compulsory part of the programme.
The programme’s primary goals are:
- Theoretical and methodological expertise in the field of environmental risks and human security combined with practical experiences
- Strong focus on developing countries/ the “Global South”
- Intercultural and interdisciplinary learning environment
- Possibility to engage in ongoing research projects at both institutions
- Close cooperation with the UN system & international organizations
United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), Germany
Master’s Programme Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) CSTM
Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM) Are you looking for a way to deepen your expertise in energy technology, while supplementing it with the broader knowledge and skills needed to achieve real change in our societies’ energy systems? Are you eager to use your understanding of technology and engineering to play a role as enabler, leader and game changer in the transition towards sustainable energy systems? If you are, the University of Twente’s Master’s programme Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) is a good choice for you.
Understand both technology and society
Building on our university’s unique High Tech Human Touch philosophy, the SET programme is for students who understand the kind of energy technologies that will be needed in tomorrow’s world as well as what it will take to get them rolled out and working in our communities, cities and societies. Engineers and energy technologists choose to focus on developing and improving renewable technologies are needed in society. Society also urgently needs professionals who understand these technologies, but are also equipped to step forward as facilitators and leaders of the renewable energy revolution. The SET programme caters to this second group of engineers. Our aim with the programme is to help you become an authority in the implementation of technology-driven change in energy markets anywhere in the world.
Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM), Netherlands
International Development MSc
Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS) Develop the skills and understanding to tackle the global challenges of poverty, inequality, conflict, sustainability and social justice. Whether you are a graduate aiming to make a difference in the world, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, our suite of International Development MSc courses is for you. Engaged with current debates in policy and practice and grounded in interdisciplinary social sciences, you will develop the tools and confidence to work towards creative solutions that address practical problems in strategic ways.
Four distinct pathways provide a choice of flexibility and breadth, or the chance to pursue a particular interest in greater depth. Innovative learning approaches promote in-depth investigation of particular cases and issues. These will draw out connections and contradictions between different actors and analytical perspectives, across global, regional, national and local scales. The opportunity of a placement, leading to a work-based project, will provide hands-on experience to complement classroom-based learning.
You have the choice of taking the interdisciplinary MSc or one of three specialist pathways:
- MSc International Development with Conflict and Humanitarian Action
- MSc International Development with Economics
- MSc International Development, Social justice and Sustainability
Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS), United Kingdom
MA Development Studies IDS
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton Develop the analytical and practical skills required to address some of today’s most pressing global challenges including inequality, sustainability and security.
Based at IDS, you’ll learn how to approach development problems with creativity, confidence and the ability to work collaboratively. You’ll develop an understanding of the main debates in development, and engage in informed and critical ways with professionals from diverse backgrounds.
Who is the degree for?
A hallmark of this degree is the diversity of cultures, experience and perspectives that our students bring. Successful applicants will have some practical experience in development alongside an interest in critical academic enquiry. We welcome applicants with a broad range of career trajectories.
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, United Kingdom
SDG Investing (Short Executive Degree) IHEID
Graduate Institute (IHEID) With this programme, you and your organisation can be part of the impact investing & development finance revolution. Join us to build investments that will contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), whether you are an institutional investor or do not have any prior experience in finance.
Successful graduates will obtain a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in SDG Investing (15 ECTS). The CAS in SDG Investing counts towards your Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in International Strategy and Adaptive Leadership.
Who should attend?
Professionals and leaders from all sectors and backgrounds who want to make a positive impact. No prior experience in finance is required, an optional introductory finance Bootcamp will be offered.
Graduate Institute (IHEID), Switzerland
Master’s Programme Environmental and Energy Management (MEEM) CSTM
Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM) Do you believe that socio-technical change is needed to make our planet more resilient and sustainable? Are you eager to gain the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to organize and manage such changes, either locally or internationally? If so, the Master’s programme Environmental and Energy Management (MEEM) at the University of Twente is the right choice for you.
Combine knowledge and action
Today’s grand challenges – climate change, resource depletion, urbanization, ecological and socio-economic stress – call for professionals able to organize, manage and lead socio-technical change. This combined focus, on thinking and doing lies at the heart of the MEEM programme. Its social science-oriented Master’s programme will provide you with knowledge, skills and competencies in various social science disciplines, such as Management, Public Administration, Governance and Law. This will prepare you to lead and manage socio-technical change processes in the industrial, environmental, energy and water domains.
Three focal points in sustainable development
The core of this one-year, English-taught programme consists of three interconnected domains of sustainable development: environment, energy and water. The programme teaches the interrelated management and governance of these three crucial natural resources. Graduating in one of the three domains will prepare you for working with multidisciplinary teams in business, government, consultancy or (PhD) research anywhere in the world.
Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM), Netherlands
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