COUPLED – Operationalising telecouplings for sustainability challenges related to land use 24.11.2017

JOB - 15 PhD Positions Available in Global Land-Use Change and Telecoupling

24 November 2017: Application deadline

COUPLED is a four-year, European Training Network granted by the EC under Horizon 2020. They put the research approach of TELECOUPLING into action for solving sustainability challenges for land use. How to understand processes and actors that influence land use in an increasingly interconnected world? They want to train a new generation of young scientists to better integrate research, innovation and social responsibility.

COUPLED is offering 15 PhD positions conducted by Early Stage Researchers. They are grouped in three overarching, interrelating work packages.

  1. Processes: How inter-dependent are land and resource systems in today’s world, and what are new or unexpected actors and processes creating the telecouplings that produce these dependencies?
  2. Distance: How is sustainability governance of land use and land-based products affected by differences in the type of linkages and telecouplings and the scale at which they operate?
  3. Impacts: Which enabling conditions are required to generate opportunities for a more sustainable allocation of resources in a telecoupled world?

The PhD students will be selected for a 3-year advanced multidisciplinary research training, preferably starting in July 2018 or earlier.

Berlin, Germany

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