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.

To support the growing number of PhD students and Early Career Researchers, the PhD/ECR Transitions Network “NEST” was founded to complement the support provided by STRN, catering 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 faciliate interaction and collaboration.

Read more about the group’s activities on their blog NEST (PhD & ECR network).

Upcoming events:

5th NEST Conference, May 7-8, 2020, Zürich, Switzerland (conducted remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic)

2nd PhD Methods School, (Lund University Sept. 28 – Oct 2, 2020), Sweden (more information will be available soon)

Past events:

1st PhD Winter School, March 11th – 15 2019, Karlsruhe, Germany

4th NEST Conference, April 4-5, 2019, Lisbon, Portugal

3rd NEST Conference, March 15-16, 2018, Utrecht University, Netherlands

2nd PhDs in Transitions Conference, EPFL Lausanne, April 27-28, 2017

1st PhDs in Transitions Conference, Greenwich, April 28-29, 2016