Establishing a Knowledge Hub on Climate
39 professors from Circle U. member universities have been appointed in the framework of the Academic Chair Programme. Seven of them in the Knowledge Hub on Climate. Who are they, and what are their main tasks?
In 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
- 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 seven Chairs in the Knowledge Hub on Climate:
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