SLU PhD Course: Exploring Future Agriculture & Land Use

Most welcome to Future Agricultures interdisciplinary PhD course that will take place during autumn 2016.



The aim of this course is to introduce students to problem-focused interdisciplinary research in the context of agricultural land use and rural development. The course will explore global drivers of change while maintaining a focus on a local and Nordic setting. It will explore the concept of sustainability and introduce research tools required to   investigate and assess the challenges associated with sustainable agriculture, land use and food/wind/bioenergy production, as well as the choices and trade-offs that actors may be facing.

Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled as PhD students. We encourage participants with background in natural or social science, or humanities and arts, to apply.

Course length: 5 or 7.5 credits

Course period: 1 October - 9 December 2016 (5  credits), alternatively 1 October - 30 January 2017 (7.5 credits).  Compulsory field week: 10-14 October.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Visit at IIASA

ii logo nameThe Kempe Foundations of Sweden offer postdoctoral scholarships to scientific researchers wishing to spend time at the Interantional Insitute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). To be eligible, an applicant must be affiliated with one of the following three universities in northern Sweden: Luleå University of Technology, Umeå University or the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at Umeå.

The scholarships are intended as financial support to researchers who conduct research on topics closely related to IIASA's research agenda. Selected scholars can spend up to two years at IIASA. Administrative, IT and library support, as well as other research-related resources, will be provided by IIASA.

A long-term goal is for the visiting researcher to create a personal inter­­national network that will foster cooperation between IIASA and the home institution.

Applications must be submitted no later than May 31, 2016.

More information is available here.                          

External Opportunities









Campus developing ways to deliver education worldwide, University of California
Sustainable Chemical Processes: A new journal from Chemistry Central, BioMed Central

Strengthening Sweden´s position in heat and electricity production from renewable fuels, Swedish Energy Agency
Call for academic publications on Applied Technologies and Innovations, Academic Publishing Platforms
European funding programmes explained, Curie
A boost to funding for research on sustainability of biofuels, VINNOVA
EU International Strategy for Research and Innovation, EU External Action Service
Stanford University Announces Certificate Program in Renewable Energy, Biofuels Journal
Aarhus University will be setting up a Programme for Biorefining, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, AArhus University
Academic Opportunities in European Science, Science