Transdisciplinary Research for a Better World

Collaboration with researchers at Uppsala University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Swedish and international universities has been one of the key components in student-led education and outreach activities at CEMUS since the very beginning. Researchers are engaged as guest lectures and in course work groups. CEMUS board has since the start of the centre in 1997 also included researchers from all faculties at Uppsala University and SLU. Below you find two research partners that we are working with at the moment.

For questions on research collaboration and partnerships please contact CEMUS Director, Charlotte Platzer Björkman.

Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University

The Climate Change Leadership Node is focused around a 10-year series of visiting professorships and acts as a catalyst for public debate, research and education. The purpose is to directly address some of the most challenging questions that climate change poses to humanity. In total, five internationally recognised Zennström Professors in Climate Change Leadership will work with academics, students, civil society and public and private partners to both understand the scale of the civilisational transition needed to mitigate and adapt to climate change and to begin to develop routes towards that transition and prepare for adaptation.

The current visiting professor is Keri Facer, Professor of Educational & Social Futures at the University of Bristol, School of Education. She works on rethinking the relationship between formal educational institutions and wider society and is particularly concerned with the sorts of knowledge that may be needed to address contemporary environmental, economic, social, and technological changes.

Since 2013, Keri has been Leadership Fellow for the RCUK Connected Communities Programme. This research programme is creating new relationships between communities and universities, drawing on arts and humanities perspectives and methods to enable new forms of knowledge production to address urgent contemporary issues.

Keri’s aim is to work across the whole of Uppsala University to explore how universities can build partnerships with local, national, and international communities, how we can develop powerful knowledge, and how we can educate students to enable the massive transitions we need to live well with climate change.

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CEMUS PhD Research Forum, CEFO

CEFO is a research forum for PhD students, by PhD students, focused on facilitating interdisciplinary discussions around sustainability and environmental change. Our main activities include running a bi-monthly seminar series featuring talks and workshops from CEFO members and invited speakers. We initiate and run student-led PhD courses and offer opportunities for getting feedback for your research from a wider audience. Seminars, workshops and events are open to any interested PhD students, researchers, masters students and interested public.

CEFO was initiated by PhD-students, staff and students at CEMUS in 2002 as a research school between Uppsala University and Swedish Agricultural University (SLU).

Read more at CEFO’s web page »