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The Earth System Governance Project organizes, endorses, and provides teaching at summer schools and capacity building events and programmes. Members of the Scientific Steering Committee and staff of the International Project Office also give guest lectures around the world. This page provides an overview of all teaching related activities from 2010 to 2017.

For information on the programmes and courses relevant for Earth System Governance offered at the Earth System Governance Research Centres, please visit the page of the respective Research Centre.


Early Career Researchers’ Events / Summer School in conjunction with annual Earth System Governance open science conferences

Early career researchers’ events seek to build individual and collaborative capacity among early career researchers (ECRs) to engage with the challenges of earth system governance research. These events are opportunities for ECRs to network prior to the annual landmark conferences of the Project, and to discuss conceptual, methodological and capacity aspects of earth system governance research, including identifying common research interests and future collaboration possibilities. The events’ keynote addresses from thought leaders in the field of earth system governance and discussion sessions are aimed at creating interactive opportunities for ECRs to engage with each other and with senior faculty within the Earth System Governance network. Read more here


ReSET Programme “Governance of Global Environmental Change”

The Russian State Hydrometeorological University, the Central European University and the Earth System Governance Project facilitated a multi-year programme on “Governance of Global Environmental Change: Towards a Multidisciplinary Discussion in Tertiary Environmental Education” over the period 2011‐2014, under the auspices of the Open Society Institute’s Higher Education Support program (ReSET).

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APN CAPaBLE Capacity Building Workshops

The Earth System Governance Project together with other partners organized several workshops which were sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research’s Capacity Development Agenda (APN CAPaBLE). The aim of these workshops was to enhance the capacities of scientists, policy-makers and other relevant stakeholders in the Asia and Pacific region, with a view to identify, assess and propose solutions to address sustainability issues. Read more here


Thor Heyerdahl Summer Schools

A summer school series affiliated to the Earth System Governance Project – the Thor Heyerdahl Summer School in Environmental Governance – was established at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. The series aimed at giving PhDs and young researchers the opportunity to develop high level skills in analyzing environmental governance issues. It offered the opportunity to critically reflect on the present status of both theory and practice in the field, and to discuss alternatives to present developments and solutions. Read more here


Marie Curie Training Courses

This series of courses was jointly organised by the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Amsterdam, and the Freie Universität Berlin with other partners, and were aimed at training and educating Ph.D. students and young researchers in the latest theoretical developments, empirical studies and practical implications in the field. By stimulating academic discussions and interpersonal exchanges, the training courses established a network of young researchers and developed a research agenda for the future. Read more here


SENSE Research Schools

The SENSE PhD Summer Schools in 2011 and 2012 were aimed at helping Ph.D. students to better understand the causes of global change in an integrated manner and at the same time to develop options for the governance of a transition to more sustainable paths at the national and global levels. Lectures and seminars were conducted by recognized experts, and participants were given the opportunity to present and discuss their own research. Read more here


Central European University Summer Schools

The Central European University (CEU) summer school is an annual program for graduate students, junior or post-doctoral researchers, teachers and professionals, held in Budapest, Hungary. The summer schools combine a blend of theoretical and practical sessions, where both natural and social science streams are explored, with emphasis on multi- and trans-disciplinary perspectives and the demonstration of policy and management implications. The Earth System Governance Project has been involved in many of the CEU courses as co-organizer or through endorsement as well as by providing guest-lecturers and faculty. Read more here


Workshops/ Seminars/ Lectures (2010-2017)

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