Bergen Summer Research School 2016: 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 University of Bergen is specifically qualified for organizing a truly interdisciplinary school for PhD-students and junior researchers on such a topic, mixing disciplines like history, religion, culture, law, climate sciences, geography, and system dynamics. 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.
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. Professor Tvedt is also known for three award-winning TV-documentaries on water that has been shown all over the world. He has previously organized a number of national and Nordic PhD-courses and large international conferences with inter-disciplinary approach to water-society issues.
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. For the Summer School in 2016 we cooperate with Worldwide Universities Network, further guaranteeing that this year’s courses will have a very high quality of excellent teachers with a solid disciplinary background.
Please see the website for more information about the course and how to apply: http://www.uib.no/en/rs/bsrs