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

Call for papers – JEST: Special Section on Energy-Efficient Technologies – Crowd Energy Applications

Dear all, for those of you interested in energy (business) models and/or energy systems, and publishing in journals that might not be Western Hemisphere-centric, here’s a call from a Special Issue from the China-based Journal of Electronic Science and Technology (JEST). Topic areas include but are not limited to: -Transformations of energy systems towards more… Continue reading Call for papers – JEST: Special Section on Energy-Efficient Technologies – Crowd Energy Applications

News about the 3rd NEST Conference

Posted on behalf of the NEST Conference organisers We are delighted to inform you that the Call for Abstracts for the 3rd NEST conference has brought about another major increase in submissions, and therefore interest in our event: in total we have received 116 submitted abstracts! This can be seen as a sign that Sustainability… Continue reading News about the 3rd NEST Conference

“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.

Shaping the future of our network: outcomes of the network workshop at the IST2017

Graph and (edited) text by Mara van Welie. In the “PhDs in Transitions workshop” at the IST in Gothenburg, 24 PhD students and early career researchers came together to discuss the future strategies and directions of the network. Despite the late hour on a Sunday evening (!), the discussions were fruitful and energetic. The participants… Continue reading Shaping the future of our network: outcomes of the network workshop at the IST2017

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