Summer School: Local Energy Innovation for Global Change

Posted on behalf of Nadja Contzen, PhD Dear NEST members and blog readers, The Groningen Energy Summer School (GESS2018), held for the 7th time from July 12th – July 20th 2018, will focus on Local Energy Innovations for Global Change. The Summer School takes an integrative approach to the societal and technological dimensions of the… Continue reading Summer School: Local Energy Innovation for Global Change

“What`s at stake?” – postgraduate and early career researcher workshop at the SPRU, University of Sussex, UK

The Postgraduate Forum for Science, Technology and Innovation Studies at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, Brighton, UK is organising an one-day workshop for postgraduate and early career researchers on Wednesday, December 6th 2017. The workshop aims to offer a space for interdisciplinary idea-exchange, providing an opportunity for PhDs and ECRs to articulate the… Continue reading “What`s at stake?” – postgraduate and early career researcher workshop at the SPRU, University of Sussex, UK

Name change of “PhDs in Transitions network” to “The NEST”, logo competition and 3rd NEST-Conference

The PhDs in Transitions Network is changing its name to The NEST, The Network of Early Career Researchers in Sustainability Transitions. In the coming months, we will also intensify our close collaboration with the STRN network through a permanent representation of the NEST in the STRN steering group. Further, we are very excited to inform you that the 3rd NEST-Conference will be hosted at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University on the 15th and 16th of March 2018.

PhDs in Transitions at the IST2017

Dear colleagues, This year’s International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST2017) took place from June 18th-21st in Gothenburg, Sweden, organised by Chalmers University. Following our activities in recent years at the 6th IST in Brighton and our presence at the 50th Anniversary SPRU conference, the PhDs in Transitions network was ready to make a strong showing though… Continue reading PhDs in Transitions at the IST2017

Call for abstracts: Workshop “Climate Change, Decarbonization and the Urban Energy Transition”

Dear colleagues, I would like to draw your attention to the CliSAP workshop on “Climate Change, Decarbonization and the Urban Energy Transition”, which will be held on October 12th-13th 2017, at the University of Hamburg. The workshop is aiming for developing key concepts and synthesizing the state of the art of urban transformation processes in… Continue reading Call for abstracts: Workshop “Climate Change, Decarbonization and the Urban Energy Transition”

2nd PhDs in Transitions Conference: A delegate’s thoughts

Following last week’s on-site coverage of our second network conference (find the introduction, Day 1 and Day 2 reports here) we would like to wrap up our conference reporting by linking you to a great, insightful (and, compared to our reports, bias-free :)) commentary on the conference written by one of the delegates, Marc Hudson (many… Continue reading 2nd PhDs in Transitions Conference: A delegate’s thoughts

2nd PhDs in Transitions Conference: Day 2

Read the conference introduction and our 1st day report. The second day of our PhDs in Transitions conference started very much in the same way the first day passed: motivating, constructive and inspiring. Despite a rather early start at 8:30, the delegates weren’t lacking energy, kicking the day off with the third round of parallel… Continue reading 2nd PhDs in Transitions Conference: Day 2