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Summer School on “Modelling Food Security” has started

by David

The POLISES research group welcomes 18 PhD students and postdocs to its summer school on the UFZ’s Leipzig campus. In a combination of lectures and...

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POLISES Colloquium “Pastoralism in Transition”

by David

The concluding colloquium for the Junior Research Group POLISES, held in Leipzig from June 27-28, brought together researchers and practitioners interested in pastoral livelihoods in Africa and beyond. The list of 20 participants...

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Leverage Points and Transformational Leadership: impressions from Lüneburg

by Gunnar Dreßler

In early February, I embarked on a trip to the north of Germany where I spent one week in the beautiful town of Lüneburg, attending the Leverage Points conference and the second seminar of the Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership...

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Summer School on Modelling Food Security: Apply Now!

by David

We would like to draw your attention to the international Summer School on Modelling Food Security, which will take place from September 8-14, 2019 at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ in Leipzig, Germany...

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Looking for a thesis topic?

by David

We have two new thesis calls and one student job offer out...

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Collective Infrastructure Governance in Bangladesh

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By Kimberly Rogers

Just as dryland pastoralists are coping with climate risk arising from drought cycles, farmers in coastal regions are facing hazards such as flooding and erosion that accompany sea level rise. Static dikes or sea walls...

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Modelling Poverty Traps

by David

By Filipp Grcondciel

Choosing a specific research direction is not an easy choice. Especially in small universities, such as the Halle-Wittenberg university, only few advanced lectures are...

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A summer full of conferences

by Meike Will

This summer, I got the chance to visit three very different conferences around the world. My conference experience began with the...

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Final Conference for Junior Research Groups

by David

The POLISES project is part of a specific funding format of the German Ministry of Education and Research: the Junior Research Groups “Global Change” 4+1...

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Debating Development Policy

by David

The students of the Centre for Rural Development in Berlin organize a popular discussion series once a year. It tackles urgent controversies in development policy...

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