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9/3/2022: World PhD Students Climate Change Summit

PhD students currently working on matters of related to climate change will be the ones leading future trends in a 2030-2050 scale, when they will occupy key roles in academia, industry and other sectors. It is therefore vital that they get the best possible training. One important component of this training, is the interaction and exchange of information among their peers. Unfortunately, many doctoral students work on their themes in an isolated manner, detached from other interdisciplinary groups. Also, they seldom have the opportunity to present and discuss their works with international PhD students and experts from outside their organisations, yet much could be achieved by such an interaction.

It is on the basis of the need to address this gap, that the World PhD Students Climate Change Summit 2022 is being organised. This will be an yearly event, the first of which will be held online on  9th March 2022.

The aims of the World PhD Students Climate Change Summit 2022 are:

i. to provide PhD students from round the world with an opportunity to display and present their works as they relate to climate change mitigation and adaptation;

ii. to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of PhD research projects;

iii. to network the participants and provide a platform so they can explore possibilities for cooperation.

How to participate: Participation in the event is free of any charges, and  is open to doctoral students working on matters related to climate change, at both  an early stage, and at an advanced stage of their work. In order to take part on the World PhD Students Climate Change Summit 2022, interested persons should send an expression of interest containing the following information to the organising team.

These details should be sent to info( at ) First name: / Surname: / Institution: /Country: / Contact e-mail: / Title of the PhD work and of the presentation: / Summary (200 words) of the work including methods used and scope of the presentation. The deadline for submissions is 30th January 2022. Further information,  including a template for the presentations, will be sent to the selected candidates. Please note that the organisers may not be able to consider late submissions,  and that there is a limit on the number of presentations.

About the Organisers: The event is organised by the International Climate Change Information and Research Programme,  the European School of Sustainability Science and Research,  and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme. The World PhD Students Climate Change Summit 2022 is chaired by Professor Walter Leal, supported by a team at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and other partner institutions. The project manager is Marina Kovaleva (E-mail: info( at )