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Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies

Better practices and policies for tackling environmental challenges.

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The Department of Social Anthropology (SAI) has in recent years emerged as a world-leader in environmental social science research and education. It has developed novel approaches for environmental anthropology that combine and expand anthropological scholarship through creative interdisciplinary engagements. 

This project, Strengthening Environmental Anthropology Research and Education Through Interdisciplinary Methods and Collaborations, will further develop collaborations between top researchers and education programs in Norway, South Africa (UCT and UCT), Japan (University of Tokyo) and USA (UC Santa Cruz) to strengthen the long-term capabilities of SAI. Through PhD student and staff exchange, designing collaborative PhD courses, and developing a methods handbook, we want to expand SAIs long term research capabilities and integration with the educational programs of UiO and network partners. 

Overall, the project addresses multiple strategic goals (including SDGs) and generates substantial impacts by advancing approaches that show how the qualitative social sciences and humanities can be better mobilised within interdisciplinary environmental research and teaching, ultimately leading to better practices and policies for tackling environmental challenges.


Funded by the Research Council of Norway and Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education, for the period 01.11.21-31.10.26.

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Published Nov. 1, 2021 2:46 PM - Last modified Mar. 18, 2022 6:35 PM