• Application Deadline
  • 11 days
    Duration
  • Tuition
    443
    Tuition (Full programme)
    443
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language
This course addresses one of the major global challenges in a world of climate change and increasing gaps between the demand and the supply of safe water. It is multidisciplinary in approach and concerned with long term changes and differences in conditions and possibilities for different types of water management.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

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.

This course addresses one of the major global challenges in a world of climate change and increasing gaps between the demand and the supply of safe water. It is multidisciplinary in approach and concerned with long term changes and differences in conditions and possibilities for different types of water management.

The course will give the PhD candidates insight into and knowledge of relevant theoretical and historical literature on water management and water control. The course will also organize an excursion into the waterscape of Bergen and its surroundings to learn about how people on the Scandinavian rain coast manage their waters.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 11 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    10 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
  • Partnership
    Joint
  • Entry Level
    Master
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Programme Structure

Sessions

  • Water, Modernity and the Role of Water
  • Water and Religion
  • Indigenous perspectives on water
  • Internationalization of Rivers – Water Conflicts; the case of the River Nile
  • The Israeli-Palestinian issue in a water perspective
  • The role of water in the industrialization
  • Excursion for a closer look at the role of water in the development of Norway
  • Student presentations

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

  • Terje Tvedt, Professor, Department of Geography, UiB (course leader)
  • Tore Sætersdal, Assistant Director, UiB Global (course leader)
  • Terje Oestigaard (NAI)
  • Kjersti Berg (UiB)

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

See www.uib.no/bsrs for funding opportunities.

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