Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET)

Call for contributions: Bergen International Student Conference 2018

Call for contributions is open for the first edition of the Bergen International Student Conference with the theme “Climate and Society: Transformations in the 21st century”. The conference is organized by CET and the UiB Collaboratory and takes place 5th and 6th of April 2018. We invite student contributions from students from all disciplines.

UiB Collaboratory

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Climate change is raising profound challenges at every level, and to every part and member of society. Confronting and resolving issues regarding both causes and consequences of climate change is of utmost urgency. This calls for collaboration and knowledge-sharing that crosses disciplines and borders. We therefore invite undergraduate and graduate students from all countries and academic disciplines to participate in the first Bergen International Student Conference, or BISC, hosted by the University of Bergen. The 2018 conference will take place on the 5th and 6th of April, on the theme ‘Climate and Society: Transformations in the 21st Century’.

We invite contributions related (but not limited) to the following questions/issues:

  • What are the barriers to achieving sustainable development, seen from your disciplinary viewpoint?
  • What viable solutions and strategies may address both causes and consequences of climate change?
  • If you were to make an agenda for the transformation to a sustainable future, what would it look like?

Submission guidelines: the contribution should not be longer than 500 words, and can be written in English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish. Your submission can be based upon a thesis, course paper, field project or other academic work that you have written or are currently working on. At the conference, the abstract will form the basis of a short presentation, which will be followed by informal and interactive group discussions between all participants. The contribution should be submitted to collaboratory@uib.no.

There will be no fee for attending the conference, but we urge participants to seek out financial assistance regarding accommodation and travel expenses at their institutions. For more information regarding the 2018 conference, please visit the conference page, the Facebook page or send us an email to collaboratory@uib.no.