Course details
Course general details
Environmental Research in Context
A1
Every six months
Course contents
Mar 20, 2013
Mar 22, 2013

What is my work good for? Even the most nerdish PhD student asks himself or herself this question once in a while. Is it just for the sake of science or does it relate to other research or even to environmental policy? What are my SENSE colleagues working on in other departments and other universities? How does their research relate to mine?

In the SENSE course 'Environmental Research in Context' several perspectives and approaches to analyse and to solve environmental problems are discussed. You will find out how your own research project fits within other (multi-) disciplinary approaches and you will discuss the advantages and the disadvantages of your approach compared to these alternatives.

In addition, you will evaluate some examples where questions from society were translated into scientific research projects in terms of relevance and scientific validity with experienced researchers and other PhD students.
The course duration is three days and it will take place in Apeldoorn (or Soest).

To get an impression of the team spirit of this course, you may have a look at:

  • SENSE A1: Class of March 2011
  • SENSE A1: Class of September 2010
  • SENSE A1: Class of January 2010
  • SENSE A1: Class of March 2009
  • SENSE A1: Class of June 2008

  • Beginner
    2.00
    2.00
    Basic Course in Environmental Science.
    After this course, the PhD students can describe several perspectives and approaches to analyse and to solve environmental problems.
    They can explain the position of their own research project within other (multi-) disciplinary approaches and they can discuss advantages and disadvantages of their own approach compared to these alternatives.
    Finally, they can evaluate some examples where questions from society were translated into scientific research projects in terms of relevance and scientific validity.

    The primary goal of this week is to give PhD students insight into the multidisciplinary and policy context of environmental research, enabling them to position their own intended thesis research adequately. This week will also provide an opportunity for getting to know other PhD students in the SENSE research school and learning about each other’s research activities and the problems being tackled.

    The course consists of an introductory week in an external conference venue. During the week, special attention will be paid to three contexts: • the multidisciplinary SENSE context: socio-economic and natural sciences of the environment; • the policy context: the mutual influencing of policy and research; • the context of setting research priorities for the near future.

    Lectures, workshops, excursion.

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    Course conditions
    5
    50
    Feb 16, 2013
    350 Euros; please note: due to the preparation costs, we urge you to check your calendar carefully before registering for this course. Last minute withdrawals will result in unnecessary costs for your institute.
    Reader
    Stayokay Apeldoorn
    Asselsestraat 330
    7312 TS Apeldoorn

    tel: (0)55 355 31 18

    Dr. A. van Dommelen (VU), Serge Stalpers (SENSE)

    Prof.dr. H.B.J. Leemans (WU), Dr. P.N.L. Lens (WIMEK), Drs. F.A. van Kouwen (UU), Prof.dr. K. Blok, Ir. S.W.K. van den Burg (WU)

    Others

    Dr. Ad van Dommelen ad.van.dommelen@vu.nl

    Jun 20, 2012
    Registration Closed

    Other occurences of this course

    Period Location Credits Options
    Sep 25, 2013 - Sep 27, 2013 Stayokay Soest Bosstraat 16 3766 AG Soest (0)35 601 2296 2.00 Registration Closed
    Mar 19, 2014 - Mar 21, 2014 Stayokay Apeldoorn Asselsestraat 330 7312 TS Apeldoorn tel: (0)55 355 31 18 2.00 Registration Closed
    Oct 1, 2014 - Oct 3, 2014 To be announced (Wednesday 1 October in Delft) 2.00 Enroll