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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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

2nd PhDs in Transitions conference: Day 1

Following yesterday’s introduction to the 2nd PhDs in transitions conference we would like to provide you with a short summary of what we did on Day 1 of the conference. In one word: it was amazing. Meeting in the morning hours in the Odysee building at the modern and spacious EPFL campus, we started off the… Continue reading 2nd PhDs in Transitions conference: Day 1

Towards the 2nd PhDs in Transitions conference

Exactly one year after our first conference event at the University of Greenwich, the PhDs in Transitions network can proudly announce that our second network conference is starting in only a few hours at the EPFL campus in Lausanne. While it might be early to speak of a tradition, any event like this one happening… Continue reading Towards the 2nd PhDs in Transitions conference