PhD programme and courses
Stockholm Resilience Centre offers its own PhD programme in sustainability science in addition to courses, seminar series and workshops for postgraduates
The Stockholm Resilience Centre PhD programme aims to develop researchers who are able to address the sustainability challenges of the Anthropocene.
The SRC approaches sustainability science from the perspectives of complexity and social-ecological interactions in the Anthropocene, a new and novel global epoch in which the social and the ecological are intertwined.
Based on this there are three key core propositions that provide the foundation for Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) research:
1. People are part of the biosphere
2. People and nature are intertwined within integrated social-ecological systems
3. People need to respond to, engage with, and purposefully shape the biosphere to develop a sustainable future.
We aim to produce researchers who understand this area of sustainability science and have expert knowledge within a specific problem domain.
Other courses, seminars and workshops
Under the umbrella "Resilience Research School" Stockholm Resilience Centre offers a variety of postgraduate activities in collaboration with other departments at Stockholm University.
PhD students of centre affiliated researchers, and who are already accepted at a department (read more here), are welcome to apply for enrollment in the Resilience Research School and take part of its resources - supervision, work, office, courses, workshops, seminars, networks, funds etc.
The school will contribute building the next generation of transdisciplinary thinkers and doers on social-ecological resilience and sustainable development. The training provided by the research school includes understanding of ecosystem dynamics as well as management, multilevel governance, and the capacity of interdependent social and ecological systems to adapt to and transform in the face of change. These are all characteristics of resilience in social-ecological systems. The Resilience Research School offers PhD courses on a regular basis as well as a collection of ad hoc courses.
For further questions, please contact Garry Peterson, head of subject in sustainability science, email@example.com
News & events
General news | 2023-11-30
“We need to transition back within all Planetary Boundaries”
Phase out fossil fuels, transform the food system, and remove pressures on all planetary boundaries — in a just way. Centre researchers send a clear message to all participants at COP28
General news | 2023-11-28
Putting resilience at the heart of COP28
Stockholm Resilience Centre will host and join a range of activities at COP28. The participation is done in close collaboration with the Global Resilience Partnership and our development programme SwedBio
General news | 2023-11-27
First Swedish national citizen assembly on climate could show the way to transformation
Can a citizen assembly come up with ideas on how Sweden could live up to the Paris Agreement? This will be tested in a new collaboration of Swedish universities, which Stockholm Resilience Centre is a part of
General news | 2023-11-15
Researchers from the Centre listed among the world’s most cited
Four researchers associated with Stockholm Resilience Centre made it onto the 2023 Clarivate Analytics overview, a ranking of the most cited scientists in the world
Research news | 2023-11-14
Norms must change in order for academia to walk the talk on sustainability, new paper argues
Sustainability research is rarely sustainable, neither for the planet nor for academics, argues a new paper. In it, researchers call for a rethink of current norms and practices
Research news | 2023-11-13
New research maps 14 potential evolutionary dead ends for humanity and ways to avoid them
Humankind risks getting stuck in 14 evolutionary dead ends, ranging from global climate tipping points to misaligned artificial intelligence, chemical pollution, and accelerating infectious diseases