Establishing a Knowledge Hub on Climate

39 professors from Circle U. member universities have been appointed in the framework of the Academic Chair Programme. Nine of them in the Knowledge Hub on Climate. Who are they, and what are their main tasks?

Picture from a climate demonstrationIn recent years, the pressing issue of climate change has moved up on the political agenda of many countries, thanks notably to the global mobilisation of the young generation. 
Circle U. Knowledge Hubs are a space for both students and staff to co-create knowledge and solutions across disciplines and with external stakeholders, and to engage in policy development. The Knowledge Hub on Climate will explore how universities can contribute to solving this societal challenge and examine the implications of the European Green Deal.

The role of the chairs

Like in the other Knowledge Hubs, the Open School, the Student-Led Innovation platform or the Think and Do Tank, the chairs in the Academic Chair programme will:

  • Link education and research within and across disciplines, focusing here on issues related to climate;
  • Engage students to take an active role in knowledge creation and socially-engaged research on a theme which already captures their interest;
  • Represent and champion Circle U. within the alliance, nationally and internationally, as well as with external stakeholders. One opportunity for such exchanges will most probably be the Training Programme for Practitioners on Climate Change (see article on ERIA).
  • Stimulate new models of academic collaboration and partnership in their domain of expertise, and share these across Circle U.

Different Profiles to serve a Common cause

These are the Chairs in the Knowledge Hub on Climate:

Profile picture of Marnik Vanclooster
Marnik Vanclooster, a Professor of Bioengineering at UCLouvain and an expert of water resources engineering and agricultural water management.
Profile picture of Jelena Lukovic
Jelena Lukovic, a Professor of Geography at the University of Belgrade and an expert on precipitation seasonality change in the subtropics.
Profile picture of Alexandre Gélabert
Alexandre Gélabert, a Professor of Biogeochemistry at the Université Paris Cité and an expert on the environmental cycling of metals.
Profile picture of Anne Jensen
Anne Jensen, a Professor in environmental policy and sociology at Aarhus University and an expert on issues of governance related to climate.
Profile picture of Marcel Robischon
Marcel Robischon, a Professor in Life Sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and an expert on forest and agricultural ecology.
Profile picture of Elisa Pellegrini
Elisa Pellegrini is Associate Professor at the Department for Agriculture, Food and Environment at the University of Pisa.
Profile picture of Beate Sjåfjell
Beate Sjåfjell is Professor of Law at the University of Oslo and a Visiting Professor at College of Europe.
Profile picture of Sabine Pahl
Sabine Pahl is Professor of Urban and Environmental Psychology at the University of Vienna.
Profile picture of Andreas Kääb
Andreas Kääb is professor for remote sensing in Geosciences at the University of Oslo.

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Published Oct. 4, 2021 12:44 PM - Last modified July 4, 2022 10:43 AM