Today it has been revealed that Dieter Müller, who together with Olle Stjernström is the leader of Mistra Arctic Sustainable Development’s (MASD’s) work package 4, has been appointed vice rector of Umeå University from July 1st this year. Dieter Müller is Professor of Human Geography and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Umeå University. As vice rector, he will receive a special responsibility for research and research training in social sciences and humanities.
If you are a PhD student and if you have not yet applied for Barents Summer School 2016 , I hope you will give this opportunity another thought. Deadline for application is now extended to May 30th!
The interdisciplinary course “Towards Sustainable Communities” covers the complexity of sustainability of the communities in the Barents Region. Besides keynote lectures and sauna mingel, the students are expected to prepare in advance a short article and an oral presentation of their work, which will be presented during the summer school. The students have the responsibility to read and comment at least one article from a fellow student. We will send instructions in due time before the course, and publish and distribute the articles in a form of proceedings (in electronic form).
The course is sceduled August 1-6 in Oulanka, Finland. Student expenses regarding travel and accommodation, will be covered by external funding.