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Doctoral Courses

In connection to the themes Proposal writing and Future-oriented methodologies, two doctoral courses will be arranged, open to all doctoral students.

Sustainability impacts and Societal Relevance in Research Proposals

TBD, autumn term 2022 - 16 December 2022, Lund University (3 ECTS)

The course is about identifying, estimating and formulating societal relevance and sustainability impacts in writing; examples of sustainability requirements and criteria in research call texts; sustainability impacts across different time scales; distribution aspects; local, national and global sustainability impacts; global trade and economic impacts; life-cycle analysis; policy and regulation; systemic approaches; sociotechnical systems; goal conflicts; sustainability indicators; sustainable development goals; planetary boundaries. Course meetings are online, however workshops are either on site or hybrid. 

Future-Oriented Methodologies (FOMs)

2022, Faculty of Science, Lund University (5 ECTS)

The course gives a broad introduction to some of the issues connected to FOMs, and of research fields where future-oriented tools and approaches have been developed; heuristic and exploratory approaches to issues with incompletely mapped causal mechanisms; simulation and forecasting; machine learning; scenarios, backcasting and vision work; blind spots and systematic bias; extreme values; systemic design; integration of expert knowledge and participatory methodologies in FOMs. The course is planned to be given on campus at Lund University. Note: For PhD students not employed at Lund University or part of ClimBEco there may be a course fee.