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ClimBEco PhD courses

The ClimBEco Graduate Research School offers a number of PhD courses and workshops each year. Some are in-depth disciplinary while others are interdisciplinary.

Generally, ClimBEco PhD courses consist of one intensive study week. The courses are free of charge and open to all PhD students that meet the admission requirements, but priority will be given to the PhD students enrolled in the ClimBEco programme. Potential costs for travel and accommodation in connection to participating in ClimBEco courses can be covered for the PhD students who are enrolled and actively attending the ClimBEco programme.

Here is a document with the instruction on how to book travel and accommodation:
Travel instructions for ClimBEco PhD students (PDF, 157 kB, new tab).

Below you find the information about:


ClimBEco PhD courses, Autumn 2022


Global Environmental Governance

5-9 September, Lund University (3 ECTS)

The course provides in-depth insights to the actors, processes and problems of global environmental politics and offers both practical and theoretical understanding about the world of international relations. It is designed to be accessible for PhD students who come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.

  • Course description (PDF, 204 kB, new tab).
  • Course schedule to be announced.
  • Course registration: Send an e-mail to both course coordinators, containing the following:
    • Your affiliation and contact details;
    • A short motivation statement (300 words);
    • Whether you are affiliated to ClimBEco (Lund/Gothenburg) or the Bolin Centre (Stockholm);
    • Whether you are able to join the course in person in Lund.
  • Registration deadline: 8 August 2022 
  • Course coordinators: Nils Droste and Fariborz Zelli
  • nils [dot] droste [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se
  • fariborz [dot] zelli [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

Sustainable land use

3 October - 11 November, Lund University (7.5 ECTS)

The sustainable use of land is a central component to reaching many of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. This course caters to both graduate students who want to embed their research topic in broader processes of global societal challenges related to land use, as well as those wanting to learn more about the biogeochemical and ecological processes setting the possibilities and constraints of land use and methods of measurement upon which sustainable land use is evaluated.

Arctic in a changing climate

17 October - 11 November, University of Gothenburg (5 ECTS)

This course gives a broad holistic knowledge about the Arctic and how the Arctic systems are affected by ongoing climate change, including potential feedbacks to the climate system. Lectures and seminars will take an earth system perspective and cover: Arctic ocean, Arctic atmosphere, Arctic cryosphere, Arctic terrestrial ecology and climate modelling. Maximum amount of participants: 25.

Interdisciplinarity in environmental research

14-18 November, Lund University (3 ECTS)

This course gives an introduction in how interdisciplinary environmental research can be conducted. As a research area, environmental science is based on the notion that complex environmental problems typically demand an interdisciplinary approach to be holistically understood and potentially solved. In this context, interdisciplinarity denotes both collaborative efforts between scientific disciplines and between scientists and a variety of societal actors. During the course we will revise why interdisciplinary research across these dimensions is needed and how it can be pursued.

Science communication and role in society

21-25 November, Lund University (3 ECTS)

This course gives knowledge and understanding how effective science communication works and discusses the role of science in society. Through seminars, discussion groups, self-directed learning and project work, the course provides skills to condense and convey key messages clearly, to define target audiences for different types of communication and develops effective techniques to deliver and receive information through different channels. There will be preparatory tasks the week before the course begins and you will work full days during the course period.

List of all the previous ClimBEco PhD courses since 2015 to present


Courses at the Bolin Centre Climate Research School, Stockholm University


PhD students currently enrolled in the ClimBEco Graduate Research School are eligible to attend courses offered by our collaborator, the Bolin Centre Climate Research School.

Please contact ClimBEco's research administrator, Ylva van Meeningen, before applying to a course at the Bolin Centre.
ylva [dot] van_meeningen [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se

More information about the courses at the Bolin Climate Research School – bolin.su.se