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Explore and understand sustainability, the different concepts, objectives and methodologies to improve the impact of your research.
To date, many different scientific concepts and approaches of sustainability exist. What are the differences and what do they entail? What is your role as a scientist in achieving sustainable develop-ment? How can you apply sustainability in your own research? And in doing so, how can you deal with facts, uncertainty, values and opinions?
This on-site course will enable you to think about the ‘bigger picture’, grasp sustainability and to apply concepts and approaches to your own research, in a collaborative learning environment, away from ‘office’.
To ensure that the content of the course is aligned to your own research, the content of the course will also be determined by the research topics of the participants.
|Target group||The course is meant for PhD candidates, MSc students of the WIMEK Graduate Programme, and other scientists who want to understand and achieve sustainable development and innovation, and are interested in ways to incorporate sustainability in their research.|
|Intended credits||2 ECTS|
|Course frequency||Once a year|
|Course fee||• SENSE/PE&RC/WASS PhDs with TSP: €250 (early bird) / €300|
• All other PhD candidates: €540 (early bird) / €590
• Postdocs and academic staff of the above mentioned graduate schools: €540 (early bird) / €590
• All others: €790 (early bird) / €840
|Cancellation conditions||• Up to 4 (four) weeks prior to the start of the course, cancellation is free of charge. |
• Up to 2 (two) weeks prior to the start of the course, a fee of 50% of the full costs will be charged.
• In case of cancellation within two weeks prior to the start of the course, a fee of 100% of the full costs will be charged.
• If you do not show at all, a fee of 100% of the full costs and a fine of 100 euro will be charged.
|Lecturer(s)||Dr. Kris van Koppen (Environmental Policy Group, WUR)|
Dr. Peter Vermeulen (WIMEK, WUR)
Dr. Brian Dermody (coordinator complexity lab, UU)
Prof. Klaas van Egmond (Env. Sciences and Sustainability, UU)
Dr. Eva Kunseler (Neth. Env. Assessment Agency, PBL)
Drs. Sandra van der Hel (role of science in governance for sustainability, UU)
Prof. Ernst Worrell (Energy, Resources & Technological Change, UU)
|More information||Peter Vermeulen|
tel: +31 (0) 317 48 5090
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|Registration URL||Go to registration form|
|Registration deadline||Extended early bird: 4 February 2019|
Final deadline: 23 February 2019
|‘Sustainability’ the bigger picture|
Kris van Koppen
|Lectures and discussion |
Lectures and discussion
|World views: values and perspectives|
Sustainability and the science - policy interface
|Klaas van Egmond|
Eva Kunseler and Sandra van der Hel
|Lectures, exercise, discussion |
|System Complexity: systems thinking|
Assignment on methods to understand complexity
Self-study in groups
|Transdisciplinary approaches |
Applying what is learned to your own research
|Presentations||Participants input: ‘Sustainability in my research’||Kris van Koppen and Peter Vermeulen|