Methods School

STRN regularly organizes Methods schools designed for PhDs and other early career researchers. The Methods school focuses not just on how to conduct research using different methods, but also the ontological foundations of methodologies.

Transformative Research Unlocked – Summer School on methods for researching sustainability transitions.

Mark your calendars for the 2024 STRN/NEST Method School: “Transformative Research Unlocked,” to take place from July 8th to 12th in Rotterdam. Join us on a learning journey that is hosted by the DIT Platform and the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT) in collaboration with STRN and NEST.  Learn about research methods for investigating sustainability transitions, explore transformative research approaches, and cultivate your role as a transformative researcher.

This tailored program will feature lectures, interactive sessions, peer learning, and experiential workshops. It will provide a dynamic platform designed for PhD students at various research stages to unlock the potential of research for advancing just sustainability transitions. 

Stay tuned for more details, to be shared at the beginning of 2024 on the websites of DIT & STRN. We hope to welcome you for an enriching and collaborative exploration of transformative research.


STRN/NEST Methods schools are generally 1-week, intensive programs that are also filled with networking opportunities for PhDs to connect with each other and with senior researchers. The schools have been hosted in Switzerland, Germany and Sweden (online).

Please stay tuned for more information about the upcoming Methods school!

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