Arctic curriculum development and research training workshop in St.-Petersburg

  • 27 September 2018

The SUNRAISE workshop and project management meeting on Arctic research training and curriculum development is over. It was hold in September 25-26, 2018 at Russian State Hydrometeorological University in St.-Petersburg in cooperation with a likely minded Jean Monnet project GRASS – EU governance of natural resources: geopolitics, regions and sectors. This cooperation has brought us a lot of positive synergies, including the presence of some high level experts from some world leading Arctic research centres, such as Lund University, Moscow State University and Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. We could both hold a scholarly discussion on what are the new ways and issues Arctic studies are concerned with, and also on the implications for curriculum development and teaching. This included a strategy game on marine spatial planning in Arctic offered by the representatives of the Marine Spatial Planning Research Institute “Ermak the North West”, and a discussion on curriculum development planning in the field of Arctic co-moderated by Prof. Sergei Nikonorov of Moscow State University. Another important issue was a discussion of labour market survey and terms of references for curriculum development coordinated by the subcontracted partner Erda RTE (the Netherlands). <--break->

The meeting was rich of useful outcomes, first of all a shared vision on the development of Arctic curricula and research training by SUNRAISE partners, and understanding of management and governance developments needed for a good progress towards and beyond the project objective.

SUNRAISE summer school "Monitoring and early warnings in mountain social-ecological systems"

  • 4 August 2018

The consortium of SUNRAISE partners has completed its first summer school Monitoring and early warnings in mountain social-ecological systems. The school was co-hosted by Siberian Federal University (Krasnoyarsk) and Gorno-Altaisk State University from July 15 to 29, 2018 in cooperation with a sister Erasmus+ Jean Monnet project SMART run by Siberian Federal University.

Environmental Responsibility and Marine Spatial Planning in the Arctic - SUNRAISE curriculum development workshop

  • 22 June 2018

We co-organise this workshop with the Jean-Monnet Project GRASS – EU governance of natural resources: geopolitics, regions and sectors, and by CBHE Erasmus+ project SUNRAISE – Sustainable Natural Resource Use in Arctic and High Mountainous Areas. The workshop venue and time is Russian State Hydrometeorological University, St.-Petersburg, Russia, September 25-26, 2018

Stakeholders in the Himalayan supporting SUNRAISE objectives

  • 25 May 2018

SUNRAISE-Stakeholder Consultation on 22nd May 2018 organized by Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA), a partner in the project along with JNU, Delhi and KU, Nainital for India. The objective of consultation was to get acquainted with the gaps between Science, Policy and Practices and planning the courses and modules for students and allied stakeholders in coming years.

SUNRAISE stakeholder workshop in Nainital was a huge success!

  • 25 May 2018

The Department of Geography, Kumaun University, Nainital organized one-day Stakeholders' Workshop at UGC Human Resource Development Centre (UGC-HRDC), Kumaun University, Nainital on 21 May 2018. The main objective of the Workshop was to obtain the feedback and suggestions from a wide range of stakeholders including academic institutions, government organizations, training institutes, research and development organizations, Non Governmental Organizations and private sectors; and incorporate the highly relevant proposals in the multi-disciplinary curriculum development process. More than 40 participants from Kumaun University and its affiliated colleges, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, University of Salzburg, Austria; Uttarakhand Academy of Administration, Nainital; Central Himalayan Environment Association, Nainital participated in the workshop and interacted with the resource persons. The workshop panellists included Professor Juergen Breuste, University of Salzburg, Austria; Professor P. K. Joshi, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaherlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Dr. Pankaj Tewari, Executive Director, Central Himalayan Environment Association, Nainital. Sustainable Mountain Urban Development; Climate Change Adaptation, Improving Rural Livelihood; Disaster Risk Reduction, Documentation and Preservation of Traditional Knowledge, Forest, Water and Biodiversity Conservation emerged as the highly relevant issues for curriculum development.