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Bergen Summer Research School

Summer Research School

Bergen invites to summer research school on Water, Climate and Society

Bergen’s academic institutions gather some of the world’s top water experts for a two-week research school this summer for PhD students and junior researchers.

The annual Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) will from June 13-24, 2016 create a multidisciplinary venue for exploring one of the greatest challenges of our time  water. Seven parallel courses spanning disciplines from the natural and social sciences to the humanities are offered.

The courses will be tied together with a series of plenary sessions and keynotes by top international water experts. The Summer School will also as part of the teaching course offer an excursion into the waterscape of western Norway to explore the impact of rivers, fjords and glaciers on societies. Participation will be credited with up to 10 ETCS.

Professor Terje Tvedt is the scientific leader of this year’s Summer School. He has published a number of influential books and articles on water-society issues, and is also series editor of the nine-volume series A History of Water with contributions from over two hundred researchers from most disciplines — and from about one hundred countries. He is also known for three award-winning TV-documentaries on water that has been shown all over the world.

This is the ninth summer Bergen puts global challenges on the agenda for the international multidisciplinary research school. BSRS attracts PhD students and junior researchers from all over the world.

BSRS is a joint effort by the Bergen University College, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Uni Research, and the University of Bergen.

Check out the website for more information about the programme and to submit your course application.

Application deadline is March 1, 2016.