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

  • Application Deadline
  • 7 days
University rank #194 (QS) Bergen, Norway
The Water Management, Development Trajectories and the Modern World offered by the University of Bergen 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. 
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  • The main aims of this Water Management, Development Trajectories and the Modern World offered by the University of Bergen are twofold: To offer a truly multidisciplinary approach to understanding water--society relations. And to provide reflections on the need for a long term historical perspective on changes and differences in conditions and possibilities for different types of water management. The course will give PhD candidates insight into and knowledge of relevant theoretical and historical literature on water management and water control.
  • The course lecturers, mainly historians and archeologists, aim to offer an original and refreshing perspective on water--society relations. Everybody is talking about the need for multidisciplinarity in the study of water. This course addresses this task.
  • The course will also organize an excursion into the waterscape of Bergen and its surroundings to show how people on the Scandinavian rain coast manage their waters.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 7 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


  • The Enigma of Water: Approaches to studies of water and society 
  • Water and Religion
  • Indigenous perspectives on water
  • Internationalization of Rivers and Water Conflicts
  • The Israeli-Palestinian issue in a water perspective




  • Terje Tvedt 
  • Tore Sætersdal 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • The Bergen Summer Research School offers PhD candidates and junior researchers the opportunity to work together with internationally renowned scholars.
  • 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.
  • Participants may take only one of the seven parallel courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    412 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 412 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 7 days.
  • EU/EEA

    412 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 412 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 7 days.
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The registration fee for attending the Bergen Summer Research School is NOK 4,000 

Living costs for Bergen

  • 10362 - 16830 NOK/month
    Living Costs

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