NEST PhD & ECR network

Research in systems innovation and sustainability transitions has undergone rapid development in the last two decades, from a small group of interested academics to a burgeoning research field with diverse approaches and a strong interdisciplinary character.

The Network of early career researchers in Sustainability Transitions (NEST) was founded to support the growing number of PhD students and Early Career Researchers and caters specifically to the needs of early career researchers and doctoral candidates. The aim of this network is to provide resources, learn from each other and facilitate interaction and collaboration. NEST hosts the annual ECR conference, coordinates the ECR day at IST, organizes the Transitions Webinar Series and plays an integral role in the organization of the annual Methods School. It is organized by and for early career researchers with the support of STRN.

Read more about the group’s activities on their website.

UPDATE: Mark your calendars for next year’s 9th NEST Conference on September 6-7, hosted by Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Center for Research on Digitalization & Sustainability (CREDS). The conference will be held in a hybrid format co-hosted with Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa, and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, with online and onsite activities in all three locations. With this collaborative effort, we aim to extend the NEST community’s reach and foster community connections of early career researchers beyond Europe.

Check the NEST website for updates and stay tuned!

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