Agenda 2030: Poverty, Climate Change and Sustainability, Short Course

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 11 days
    Duration
  • Tuition
    443
    Tuition (Full programme)
    443
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

This is one of six parallel PhD courses of the annual Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS). This interdisciplinary venue for exploring some of the greatest challenges of our time attract around one hundred PhD candidates, researchers and policy makers every year.

In its Agenda 2030, the United Nations defines the eradication of poverty in all its forms and dimensions as “the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development”. The document defines climate change as the other great challenge of our time due to its effects on present and future generations and its unprecedented and disproportioned impact on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable.

The main objective of this Agenda 2030: Poverty, Climate Change and Sustainability course is to analyse these challenges and to provide PhD candidates with tools to address them. Transdisciplinary research (TDR) and more specifically, Sustainability Science, offer the possibility to address urgent societal problems focusing on the transition to sustainability.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 11 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    3 ECTS
    Participants are expected to write an essay (in a form of a publishable manuscript of 10-20 pages) to be submitted after the end of the summer school. This will give a total of 10 ECTS. 

    Deadline for submission will be decided your course leader.

    It is also possible to participate without producing an essay. This will give you 3 ECTS.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Module 1: Sustainability Science and Transdisciplinary Research (TDR)
This module will look at how TDR can provide a toolkit to address sustainable development and the greatest challenges of our time with a focus on the dynamic interactions between nature and society?

Module 2: Poverty eradication in the MDG/SDG era

This module will take a closer look at how the MDGs and SDGs processes addressed poverty. 

Module 3: Climate change, Climate Services, and Food Security
This module aims to provide a basic understanding of climate change and its impact at global and regional level.

Module 4: Integrating analysis & perspectives
This module will aim to integrate the knowledge contained in previous sessions. 

Audience

The courses are designed for PhD level and are open to:

  • Candidates currently enrolled in a PhD programme
  • Junior researchers — including those in their last stages of their master programme, with extensive working experience, and those who have recently completed their PhD or are enrolled in a post-doc programme.

Lecturers

  • Alberto Cimadamore, Scientific Director, Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP), UiB
  • Noel Keenlyside, Professor, Geophysical Institute, UiB

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

Upload the following documents.

  • Copy of your identity document (e.g. passport/ identity card/ driving license)
  • Transcript/diploma of the highest achieved degree
  • A letter of recommendation written and signed by your supervisor (written on official stationary of your institution)
  • A letter verifying your qualifications and current position, signed by the head of your institution/department (written on official stationary of your institution)
In order to participate, you need to have a good command of the English language. Full participation in the course-specific modules, reading of the provided literature prior to the summer school, and participation in all plenary events and roundtables is required.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 443 International
  • EUR 443 EU/EEA

The registration fee for attending the Bergen Summer Research School is NOK 4,000

Funding

Read more information about funding opportunities on the university website. 

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