International Bachelor Summer School for Climate Change Research: Confronting Climate Change –BivashVlogs

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report states that “climate change is clear”.
Both the scientific community and the governments participating in the IPCC have accepted and agreed that the world is undergoing significant climate changes. This highly complex global challenge has been on the agenda of policymakers since the first United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (also known as the Rio Summit) held in 1992.


International Bachelor Summer School for Climate Change Research @ Oeschger Centre, Switzerland

It has become clear that the only way to tackle this immense challenge is by adopting an interdisciplinary approach.
Organized according to a matrix structure, the International Bachelor Summer School will focus primarily on the following areas: The Physical Climate System, Climate Economics, Governance and Knowledge Transfer. It will include traditional keynote lectures, teamwork in workshops and self-study.
The keynote lectures held by highly recognized scientists will introduce the participants to basic aspects of the main research areas, allowing them to broaden their interdisciplinary skills and understanding. In addition, there will be a specific lecture on general techniques of intercultural communication.
The workshops will give the students the chance to extend and deepen their knowledge in their own field of study. Working in groups of four, and guided by a supervisor, the participants will address specific research topics and subsequently present their findings. At the end of the course, they will take part in a negotiation simulation and hold their own Climate Conference.
The field trip will be to the High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch (at 3500 m above sea level).


International Bachelor Summer School for Climate Change Research @ Oeschger Centre, Switzerland

As well as being introduced to the measurement systems, the participants will see the impact of climate change first-hand at the Great Aletsch Glacier, which has shaped one of Switzerland’s most fascinating landscapes.

About the summer school:

The aim of the International Bachelor Summer School for Climate Change Research is to bring together highly motivated, open-minded bachelor students.
The prospective participants are studying a wide range of subjects; therefore, this course will enable all of them to gain new insights into the topic of climate change and its impact on society. Additionally, students will be able to interact with high-profile scientists.
The small group and informal atmosphere during breaks will give them the opportunity to learn about the most up-to-date research and to expand their scientific network.


Eligibility:

Participation is limited to 36 bachelor students (semesters 4 to 6) who are interested in Climate Change Research and are enrolled in any of the following fields of study: natural/climate sciences, economics, social sciences or law.
The course language is English. Participation is limited to 36 students. Successful participants will receive a certificate and will be awarded 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).

Themes:

Climate Change Research.

Location and dates:

University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 6, 3012 Bern, Switzerland.
5 – 16 August 2019

Registration procedure and fee details:

To register, click here.
The number of participants is limited to 36. We aim to have a lively, international and interdisciplinary group of participants with a balanced number of students of both genders from all of the listed disciplines and from different countries.
CHF 550 (Rs. 37618.93). Included in the price: Fee for the course and course material, excursion to the Jungfraujoch, social program.
Accommodation: additional: 410 CHF (Rs. 28043.21)


Deadlines:  17 May 2019


Contact
For questions concerning the content of the summer school course please contact christoph.raible@oeschger.unibe.ch
For questions concerning the organization of the summer school please contact lenka.fehrenbach@int.unibe.ch

Official link:

The full details are here.
The brochure is here.

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