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Seminar for young scientists


Are you a young researcher at the beginning of your academic career with a focus on sustainable energy or are you doing your PhD on this topic? Are you located at a higher education institution in the Baltic Sea region? Do you have a solid scientific expertise/ background but would like to enhance your teaching skills because you have to fulfil a teaching obligation? If all of this applies to you, we would be pleased to welcome you to our 3-day networking and teaching seminar for young scientists on the theme of sustainable energy.

Young scientists and doctoral candidates often Illustration of seminarface the challenge of being available for teaching in addition to their research activities, and of taking on teaching activities such  as lectures or seminars for students. In order to ensure that students receive a high-quality education that meets the needs and demands of the labour market, competent teachers with excellent teaching skills are a key requirement.

The aim of the seminar, therefore, is to increase the teaching skills of young scientists and doctoral candidates. In addition, the seminar serves to increase the mobility of young scientists in the Baltic Sea region with the aim of exchanging experiences, knowledge and best practices, both with regard to their own research topics and in the field of teaching, and to establish first contacts for future research cooperation in the field of sustainable energy. 

The networking and teaching seminar will be organised by and take place at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) from 20 to 24 September 2021. The core programme will take place from September 21 to 23.

The preliminary programme will include the following:

  • Integrating the concept of sustainable energy into current study programmes
  • A one-day workshop on the topic of teaching & learning
  • A Hamburg excursion day, including a visit of the Hamburg Renewable Energy Cluster, a guided city tour, and a visit to Hamburg’s energy hill and energy bunker
  • A visit to HAW Hamburg’s energy campus and developing a teaching module on energy transition.

Participating at the seminar is free of charge. Costs for meals and accommodation will be covered by the organiser. Travel costs will be reimbursed on a lump-sum basis. Should the Corona pandemic make travel impossible the seminar will be taught online. 

The deadline for submitting the completed application is 30 June 2021. Participants will be selected based on the quality of the submitted application. Applications should be sent via email to: kathrin.rath@haw-hamburg.de.

Application form (word-file)

Call for applications for IFZO-Research Fellowship

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO) has opened the call to award four research fellowships. They are looking for scholars at doctorial and postdoctoral level who are looking to support research abour transformations in the Baltic Sea region and would benefit from a period of residence in Griefswald. 

Logo of the IFZO in Griefswald

The application deadline is the 15 November 2021. The IFZO invites applicants from scholars who are willing to contribute to this programme as well as engage in an interdisciplinary manner with researchers from the wider Baltic Sea region. The IFZO accomodates seven research themes:

  • Cultural Heritage
  • Energy
  • Security and International Relations
  • Regional Development and Rural Areas
  • New Nationalism 
  • Sustainability
  • Regional Land Use Dynamics

Applications are welcomes from those scholars who work on case studies with a strong connection to the Baltic Sea region or which follow a strong conceptual appraoch that can benefit the centre. There are a number of benefits to becoming an IFZO-Fellow which include time to research, access to an extensive network and a close research environment. 

Full details which include details of the fellowship duration and stipend, along with the guidelines and material necessary for application can be found below

Information PDF

Further information:

University of Greifswald, IFZO, Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research, Bahnhofstrasse 51, 17487 Greifswald, Germany, ifzo@uni-greifswald.de 

Logo of the University of Greifswald

Last modified: 2021-10-07