• Application Deadline
  • 11 days
    Duration
  • Tuition
    443
    Tuition (Full programme)
    443
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The University of Bergen presents six parallel courses for PhD candidates and junior researchers. These disciplinary courses will be tied together by a series of common sessions such as keynotes and roundtables, so there will be ample opportunities to engage in critical analyses to seek creative solutions and to participate in open debates.

The role of universities in promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and a sustainable development (including reaching the Paris Agreement goals) is crucial for our future. Universities are however embedded institutions; shaped by the societies they have been historically evolving within, and thus, also influencing these societies in a variety of ways.

In the same way we talk of varieties of capitalism, we may also talk of varieties of knowledge societies. And due to this, we also see a variety of ways that knowledge may contribute to the implementation of the SDGs, and of the ways the SDGs may influence knowledge institutions.

The Varieties of Knowledge Societies and the SDGs programme offered by the University of Bergen will reflect on these varieties and our future ability to deal with the burning issues of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement within knowledge society relationships.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 11 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    3 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Partnership
    Joint
  • Entry Level
    Master
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Programme Structure

Upon acceptance, the participants will be asked to submit a short essay of 2-4 pages from their own research on a research question decided by each course leader. This will be used as the base for presenting your research to the rest of the course.

Participation at the Bergen Summer Research School will be credited under the European Credit Transfer System (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.

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

  • Tor Halvorsen
Associate Professor, Department of Administration and Organization Theory / UiB Global
  • John Higgins

Professor, University of Cape Town

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

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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