Poverty, Climate Change and Water in the Context of SDGs

Poverty, Climate Change and Water in the Context of SDGs

COURSE: CROP is co-organising a PhD course on poverty and water at this year’s Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) "Water, Climate and Society".

13-24 June 2016 | Bergen Summer Research School, University of Bergen, Norway

BSRS programme

Timetable: "Poverty, climate change and water in the context of SDGs" ​

Water, Climate and Society is the overarching theme for the summer school, and from 13-24 June 2016, some of the top international experts on water will gather in Bergen to create a multidisciplinary venue for exploring water as a global challenge.

The title of the parallel course organised by CROP is Poverty, climate change and water in the context of SDGs.  It will include research and educational modules to explore the theoretical and empirical links of some of the biggest challenges of our time; poverty, climate change, and sustainable development.

The main objective of the course will be to analyse these challenges within an integrated scientific framework and to provide students with tools to address these and other major global challenges. Transdisciplinary Research (TDR) and more specifically, Sustainability Science, will be tools used by the course team to address urgent societal problems with a clear focus on the transition to sustainability. The interdisciplinary team of professors includes recognised scholars from Dublin City University and the National University of Ireland, as well as the University of Bergen (UiB) and CROP.

As part of the joint programme of BSRS 2016, there will also be a one-day visit to the waterscape of western Norway to see how people tamed the power of water, how water shaped society and the effect climate change is having on one of Norway's biggest glaciers.

This annual multidisciplinary research school, taught entirely in English, attracts PhD students and junior researchers from all over the world, who want to share knowledge about the greatest global challenges of our time.

To apply or obtain more information about courses and practical arrangements, please visit the website


The application deadline for participation is 1 March 2016.


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