Reflections on the STEPS Centre Summer School 2015

Last spring I attended the summer school of the STEPS centre. Together with Fredric Bauer, a fellow phd at the summer school, I wrote a blog reflecting on two hectic but inspiring weeks.
For those early stage researchers and PhD’s that are interested in attending the STEPS Summer School of 2016: The application deadline is the 27th of January 2016!

PhDs In Transitions

This post was co-authored by Fredric Bauer (Lund University) and Aniek Hebinck (Wageningen University).

The Summer School run by the STEPS Centrehas become one of the centre’s annual highlights by bringing together young researchers to explore the intricate world of pathways to sustainability. Co-owned by the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) and the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex, the centre combines topics of development and innovation in its research and teaching.

During two very intensive weeks in Spring, we and 40 other PhD students and young researchers coming from 31 countries spent our time studying, thinking, discussing, and debating ‘pathways to sustainability’. Central to these debates were the politics and framings of sustainable transitions in global settings, e.g. cases discussed were agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa, water in India, and renewable energy in Europe. Between lectures given by distinguished academics such as Ian Scoones, Andy…

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About Aniek Hebinck

Aniek is a Jr. Researcher at the Rural Sociology Group of Wageningen University. She is interested in unfolding sustainability practices and exploring how these are constructed. In this she is combining her background in nutrition and sociology with her love for food by focusing on food provisioning.

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