Tag: Interdisciplinary

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Leuphana University, (Lüneburg, Germany)

The positions are part of a new, transdisciplinary project funded by the State of Lower Saxony and Volkswagen Foundation entitled “Educating Future Change Agents – Higher Education as a Motor of the Sustainability Transformation”.

About the Project
Higher education for sustainable development supports future change agents in acquiring competencies necessary for undertaking the societal transition towards sustainability. The range of competencies considered critical for change agents in sustainability can be summarized in a small set of key competencies. Conveyance and acquisition of key competencies in sustainability would ideally happen on two levels. The first is the level of courses, with their topics, learning objectives, pedagogies, and assessments. The second, complementary level is the level of curricula, which is composed of courses and also includes cross-cutting programs and pedagogies (e.g., problem-based learning programs), embedded in particular institutional cultures.

There are two postdoctoral associate positions, each focusing on a different project aspect. You will be expected to work closely with the research consortium, including one other postdoctoral associate (level of curricula), four Principal Investigators, and five PhD students.

Application Deadline: February 8, 2016
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Mar 02: Second Annual Interdisciplinary Student Sustainability Summit

Saturday March 2 from 9am-5pm
Discuss the collaboration of academic research and practice over and between a spectrum of disciplines through exemplary projects from students and distinguished speakers. Address questions in a series of panel discussions and workshops: How does research lead to entrepreneurship? And how do ideas born in practice transform into research? How organizations can rise to the challenges of preparing for the future? Students of all levels, entrepreneurs and professionals working on or interested in sustainability are welcome to engage in this platform for a day-long conversation!

This event is organized through the collaboration of Harvard University Graduate School of Design Green Design group, and the Cornell University Sustainable Design student group!

Program details and speakers… TBD!


Visit the Event’s Facebook Page for more information.