Community Adaptation to Climate Change in the North

Event Type: Field Training and Schools

When: 10 June 2013 to 14 June 2013

Where: Umea, Sweden

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Umea University announces the availability of a residential PhD course entitled 'Community Adaptation to Climate Change in the North.' It will be held 10-14 June 2013, and located outside of Umea, Sweden.

The course focuses on the social science aspects of adaptation to climate change, based in a community context. The course discusses and problematizes social vulnerability and community adaptation literature, theoretical relevance and usability of an adaptation perspective, and relevant methodologies for community adaptation research. During the course, a specific focus will be placed on cases from the circumpolar north for reference, but students from all regions are invited to apply.

The residential stay may be supplemented by preparatory coursework and the submission of a final essay after the course. For students who are accepted, costs for lodging and board will be covered (students need to cover their own travel). There are no additional fees for international students.

Application deadline: Friday, 1 March 2013.