SVF-8063 Society and Advanced Technology in the Arctic (SATA) - 5 stp

PhD Course: SVF-8063: Society and Advanced Technology in the Arctic, 5 ECTS

A Transdisciplinary Ph.D field course bringing Norwegian and Russian graduate students across all disciplines together to solve complex problems related to improving living conditions in the Arctic through advanced technology, and the interactions between these technologies and Arctic societies.

This year's course will be held on Svalbard. Travel and accommodation will be covered for the selected participants.

Application deadline: 1st September 2019

Course open to all disciplines

SVF-8063: Society and Advanced Technology in the Arctic

Application deadline: 1st September 2019

Applicants are requested to submit the following material: Max 200 words on how the course will be helpful to the candidate in the long term. Max 200 words on how the candidate can contribute to the course. 1 page CV or resumé.

For more information, see: https://uit.no/utdanning/emner/emne/619896/svf-8063?ar=2019&semester=H

SATA will train Norwegian and Russian graduate students in cross-border transdisciplinary analysis and problem-solving concerning Society and Advanced Technology in the Arctic. The Arctic regions of Norway and Russia are important to both countries economically, socially, culturally, politically and strategically. Norway and Russia are neighbouring countries in the Arctic where both invest financial and political capital in a mutually beneficial relationship. Both countries therefore have strong interest in training future talent to think and act together across society and technology in the Arctic.

The topic is transdisciplinary application of fundamental research for improving living conditions in the Arctic using advanced technology (especially remote sensing and space-based technologies). The graduate students will be challenged to develop socio-technical solutions moving between demands and possibilities of society, economy, culture, regulation, natural science and technology.

Norwegian and Russian faculty, staff and graduate students will gain an understanding of Norwegian and Russian traditions, mindsets, cultures and institutions for such work, and they will acquire skills to work productively across such differing or similar traditions, mindsets, cultures and institutions.

The project will be centered on three field courses for Norwegian and Russian graduate students, one field course in each year. Each field course will be for one week and include presentations by academic and industry speakers, site visits to public and private research facilities, authorities and companies, and time for supervised group work by the graduate students to be presented and evaluated in plenum.

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Informasjon
Starter: 13. oktober 2019 kl. 00.01
Slutter: 19. oktober 2019 kl. 23.59
Hvor: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Studiested: Annet
Målgruppe: studenter
Kontakt: Professor Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen