PhD position: Knowledge Infrastructures for Sustainability at University of Groningen

Obs: Application deadline 11th of April 11.59 pm!

Knowledge infrastructures are essential to how we define and establish urgency around global issues and the Sustainable Development Goals. Within Campus Fryslân, the group on knowledge infrastructures for sustainability investigates how different actors use such infrastructures to know and intervene responsibly. At the heart of this research are questions about how values and practices are reinforced by current knowledge infrastructures, which adaptations are needed to develop more responsible and sustainable practices based on reliable and meaningful knowledge, and how to make complex, multi-dimensional data tractable. The aim is better knowledge infrastructures, better in the sense that they bring issues of intention, responsibility and accountability to the forefront and that they garner sufficient trust and reliability to enable us to act. The group contributes to research and engagement, in close collaboration with societal groups and public institutions at the local, regional and global level.

The group offers a four-year PhD position to complete a PhD in Knowledge Infrastructures for Sustainability. The PhD candidate will be connected to the Data Research Centre of Campus Fryslan and supervised by Dr J.A. Beaulieu. The PhD candidate will be enrolled in the Graduate School of Campus Fryslân (GSCF) and in the graduate school WTMC. PhD candidates can benefit from affiliations at research institutes of the University of Groningen, such as the Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence or ESRIG – Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen, among others, as appropriate to the PhD Project.

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