Water Management, Development Trajectories and the Modern World, Short Course

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    Application Deadline
  • 11 days
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
The Water Management, Development Trajectories and the Modern World is offered by the University of Bergen. It 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. 

About

The Water Management, Development Trajectories and the Modern World is offered by the University of Bergen. It is multidisciplinary in approach and concerned with long term changes and differences in conditions and possibilities for different types of water management.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

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 11 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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
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

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

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements


Tuition Fee

Living costs for Bergen

7,990 - 8,840 NOK/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

For more information, please visit the programme's website.

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