Getting theoretical

Advanced Training Course on Place-based Assessments of Land Systems Louvain-la-Neuve, 28-30 November 2018 After two intense days in Amsterdam, COUPLED PhD students boarded the Thalys train to Brussels before arriving with the local train in Louvain-la-Neuve on Tuesday evening. We almost lost our coordinator on the way, but it turned out that Prof.Jonas Nielsen had…

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We welcome our PhD fellow Nicolas at Institute of Social Ecology, Vienna

We are very happy to introduce our PhD fellow Nicolas! Nicolas Roux, supervised by Helmut Haberl, will be working on the research project Socio-ecological metabolism approaches to analyse telecoupling related to international trade (ESR 02), based at Institute of Social Ecology (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna). From its early stage, Nicolas’ research has always…

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We welcome our PhD fellow Gabi at University of Bern

We are very happy to introduce our PhD fellow Gabi! Gabi Sonderegger (ESR 09), supervised by Andreas Heinimann, will be working on the research project Characterisation and visualisation of telecouplings in Large Scale Land Acquisitions in Southeast Asia, based at University of Bern. Gabi has a multi-disciplinary background in Geography, Sustainable Development and International Development studies.…

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We welcome our PhD fellow Floris at Unilever UK

We are very happy to introduce our PhD fellow Floris! Floris Leijten (ESR 05), supervised by Sarah Sim (Unilever UK) and Peter Verburg (VU Amsterdam), will be working on the research project Measuring the effectiveness of corporate zero deforestation commitments in South East Asia, based at Unilever UK. Floris holds a MSc degree in Environmental Economics from…

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Looking back on our Summer School

I walked into a very complex world, and I, myself, cannot answer all of those interesting questions. But knowing that there is a whole network of people all pursuing slightly different pathways, looking at slightly different subjects, but all trying to answer this one question, is for me the most exciting part of COUPLED. Siyu Qin…

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New paper on spillover systems in a telecoupled Anthropocene in “Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability”

A new paper by our Advisory Board member Jianguo Liu et al. (among others our colleagues Ed Challies and Cecilie Friis) on Spillover systems in a telecoupled Anthropocene: typology, methods, and governance for global sustainability has been published. The paper is the outcome of a collaboration based on a symposium at the Conference of the International Association…

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1 PhD position (3 years) in Governance Institutions for Sustainability in Globally Telecoupled Systems (Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany)

The  Research Group on Governance, Participation and Sustainability, affiliated both with Leuphana’s Faculty of Sustainability and with its Centre for the Study of Democracy,  seeks highly qualified and motivated candidates for 1 PhD position (3 years) in Governance Institutions for Sustainability in Globally Telecoupled Systems, starting from 01 July 2018 (preferred). We seek a candidate with an…

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1 PhD position (3 years) in Characterisation and visualisation of telecouplings in Large Scale Land Acquisitions in Southeast Asia (CDE, Bern)

The Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) at University of Bern (Switzerland) seeks highly qualified and motivated candidates for 1 PhD position (3 years) in Characterisation and visualisation of telecouplings in Large Scale Land Acquisitions in Southeast Asia, starting from 01 July 2018 (preferred). We seek a candidate with MSc in Geography, Sustainability Science, Environmental Science or related disciplines.…

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1 PhD position (3 years) in Socio-ecological metabolism approaches to analyse telecoupling related to international trade (SEC, Vienna)

The Institute of Social Ecology Vienna (SEC) at Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt (UNI-KLU) seeks highly qualified and motivated candidates for 1 PhD position (3 years) in Socio-ecological metabolism approaches to analyse telecoupling related to international trade, starting from 01 September 2018 or earlier. We seek a candidate with an above-average MSc (or equivalent degree) in interdisciplinary environmental sciences such…

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Special issue on “Telecoupling: A new frontier for Global Sustainability” in Ecology & Society

The first papers of a special issue on Telecoupling: A new frontier for Global Sustainability in Ecology & Society have now been published and are available online: https://www.ecologyandsociety.org/issues/view.php?sf=125. It was guest-edited by Jack Liu, one of our Advisory Board Member. We are happy that Cecilie Friis and Jonas Ø Nielsen contribute to the Telecoupling Issue…

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The application window is now closed

Thank you very much for submitting applications for the COUPLED Innovative Training Network We do appreciate the time that you invested in this application. The application window is now closed. But please check our website and social media channels for updated information in case we might re-open the call for some of the positions: http://coupled-itn.eu/. Thanks…

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Become part of a new generation of young scientists to solve sustainability challenges in land use – the call for 15 PhD positions is open now!

Start you PhD with us!   Are you interested in land-use change?   Would you like to be trained in the telecoupling framework and be on the forefront of understanding processes and actors that influence land-use in an interconnected world?   Would you like to become an expert in trans- and interdisciplinary concepts and methodologies?…

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COUPLED will kick off in 2018

The network “COUPLED – Operationalising Telecoupling for Solving Sustainability Challenges for Land Use” is a joint graduate school of Humboldt University in Berlin, other European universities and partner organisations from business and civil society. It is funded by the European Union. The program will run until 2022 and will train outstanding PhD students in trans-…

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