At long last, the debate about the kind of education we want to be providing is emerging. The Data Research Centre (DRC) has an opinion piece on Science Guide and we have produced a discussion guidefor the academic community on distance learning. A webinar hosted by ArtEZ University of the Arts addressed Crisis Education//Critical Education. I couldn’t join the live event, but the background videos were great!
Sometimes we realise that areas of life inform each other in unexpected ways. How does my passion for triathlon matter for my professional development? This is the topic of reflections I shared with the Campus Fryslan community. Curious about how endurance sports translates to academic life in the time of corona? The answer can be found on the CF blog.
Starting this week, Campus Fryslan will host a second a edition (2020) of the lecture series ‘Succesvol duurzaam ondernemen in een circulaire economie’. I will contribute a session on Technology and Sustainability and engage with this group of professionals who are committed to the transition to a circular economy in the Northern Netherlands.
Apply to become my new colleagues!
Two positions (assistant professor) are currently open at the University of Groningen. A background in STS is relevant for both positions, and both are located in the new faculty Campus Fryslan, an interdisciplinary and innovative setting.
Assistant Professor Data Science (0.8 fte)
Assistant Professor Earth & Energy (0.8 – 1.0 FTE)
Please note that the deadline for applications is 23 February 2020.
We have a PhD position on the topic of Knowledge Infrastructures for Climate Adaptation. In the framework of unprecedented global environmental change, it is crucial to map and increase environmental resilience. In this project, we aim to acquire insights into ongoing environmental changes in delta areas and build sustainable knowledge infrastructures that can elucidate ongoing changes.
Looking back on 2019, I’m especially proud of having led the launch of the WTMC series on teaching and learning STS. This series is based on the collective wisdom of the WTMC network that gets channelled into training events for PhDs. Each issue of the series is based on a workshop or summer school organised by WTMC. Bernike Pasveer and I, as coordinators, shape the events– drawing on STS experts and organising interaction with participants.
Now, thanks to the series and its many contributors, the insights on important STS topics and approaches can be share much more widely. At the WTMC annual meeting on 13 December 2019, the first 5 issues of the WTMC Series on Teaching and Learning STS were launched. They are available on the WTMC website (https://www.wtmc.eu/wtmc-series/)
New issues will appear regularly, following the workshops and summer schools. Your comments and feedback on this new initiative are very welcome!