Varieties of Knowledge Societies and the SDGs, Short Course

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  • 11 days
    Duration
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
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The Varieties of Knowledge Societies and the SDGs course is offered by the University of Bergen. The course will reflect on our future ability to deal with the burning issues of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement within knowledge society relationships.

About

The Varieties of Knowledge Societies and the SDGs course is offered by the University of Bergen. 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.

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 course 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

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 11 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Sessions

  • How does varieties of knowledge societies shape response to the global challenges and the SDGs? 
  • Varieties of academic freedom and how its influence on SDG-responses.
  • From strong to weak knowledge societies; and consequences for response to SDG. The case of the Arab world.
  • How to understand the value of knowledge networking between different knowledge societies the discourse of the D (in the SDG) in a north-south perspective.
  • Varieties of capitalism - varieties of knowledge societies: Whose SDG knowledge counts.
For more information, please visit the programme's website.

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 (course leader)
  • John Higgins, Professor, University of Cape Town
  • Anne Bang (UiB)
  • Jorun Nossum (Norad)

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements


Tuition Fee

Funding

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