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.

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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

PhD Nominee for STRN Steering group elections 2017

The PhDs in Transitions network is happy to nominate Susan Mühlemeier for a position in the Sustainable Transitions Research Network (STRN) steering group. Susan is a PhD student  working in the “Laboratory for Human-Environment Relations in Urban Systems“, at the Swiss Federal Institute for Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland. She has a background in economic geography… Continue reading PhD Nominee for STRN Steering group elections 2017

PhDs in Transitions on Facebook

After having a great conference in Lausanne in April, the PhDs in Transitions network would like to use the current momentum to strengthen the ties between all PhDs and Early Career Researchers that are interested in transition research. We therefore  set up a Facebook group called “PhDs in Transitions”. It is a closed group. This… Continue reading PhDs in Transitions on Facebook

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