19th STRN Newsletter update for PhDs and ECRs

19th STRN newsletter (March 2016) notes opportunities for PhDs and ECRs to get engaged in the Steering group of the new STRN governance structure. The news reads as follows:

“The SG [Steering group] strives for representational diversity, e.g. in terms of gender, age, topics, research groups and region. As a new feature, we intend to create two SG membership positions that specifically represent PhDs (1) and Early Career Researchers (1).”

If you have more information on this and inputs and insights on the process of recruitment, please comment below.

This latest newsletter also draws attention towards the blog in PhDsinTransitions as part of update from TransLACASAF network.

As part of event announcement, the newsletter points to 2 wonderful opportunities: PhD course on Niches in transition arenas: Critical perspectives 29-31 August 2016 LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies) organizes a course in Lund, Sweden. And PhD Summer School on “Green Finance: Overcoming barriers to low-carbon investments” from 18 to 30 September in Frankfurt, Germany. Either or both might be of interest for PhDs in Transitions research community.

Last but not the least, Congratulations to the new doctorates:

  • Suyash Jolly for his thesis on:  Collective institutional entrepreneurship for fostering sustainable energy transitions in India
  • Kirsten Ulsrud for Village-level solar power in practice: Transfer of socio-technical innovations between India and Kenya

and another colleague of mine, whom the newsletter didn’t mention , nevertheless who defended successfully:

  • Frans Sengers – Transforming Transport in Thailand: Experimenting for Transitions to Sustainable Urban Mobility

Have a great Easter weekend everyone!



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