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The Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN) organized a week-long Methods School at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) from 06 – 10 June, 2022. Tieza Mica Santos from the DLGS 2020 cohort who participated in the training-workshop shares her key takeaways from the summer school.

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With the intention of exploring means to apply their ongoing PhD dissertations to issues on the ground, DLGS-2021 fellows attended the Leibniz-Falling Walls workshop on “how to turn your PhD into a startup”. The workshop was organised by Leibniz Gemeinschaft and Falling Walls and was held in the Leibniz Institute for Analytical Science (ISAS), Dortmund on the 11th and 12th of May, 2022.

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Tieza Mica Santos and Riyan Habeeb (Cohort 2020) recently participated in the 7th Network of Early Career Researchers in Sustainability Transitions (NEST) conference organized through a hybrid mode in Lyon, France from 4-6 May 2022.

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The Summer School of the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) will take place on the day preceding the IOER annual conference. It addresses the overall conference topic "Space & Transformation: Liveable Futures", including all the tracks.

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On 1st February, Nikita Sharma successfully completed her doctorate with the defense of her dissertation titled: "Urban Governance, Urbanization and Informal Sector in Solid Waste Management: A Case of Kathmandu, Nepal" at the Faculty of Architecture, TU Dresden. Her thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wende, Head of Research Area at the IOER, and Prof. Dr. Christina Dornack, Director of the Institute of Waste Management and Circular Economy at TU Dresden.

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Tiza Santos

Tieza Santos of cohort 2020 is now an elected member within the Leibniz PhD Network. She was elected as the Section B Spokesperson - Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, Raumwissenschaften during the annual general assembly held a few months ago. The network aims to foster and strengthen the relationship as well as promote exchange among doctoral researchers within the Leibniz Association and beyond.

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Considered an important milestone in the DLGS Academic program, the Autumn School this year was held on 21st of September, and as a preceding event to the IOER Annual Conference. It was great to meet people live again and socialize on site at the Deutsches-Hygiene museum, Dresden.

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Riyan Habeeb during the presentation

Recently, Riyan Habeeb from DLGS cohort-10 presented on the topic 'Evidences of Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Water Security: Aspect, Scale and Implementation' at Third World Conference of the Society for Urban Ecology (SURE) titled - 'Cities as Social Ecological Systems' held in Poznan, Poland from 6-9 July 2021.


Skyscrapers and people in the fisheye

DLGS announces PhD scholarships for young scientists in the field of spatial sustainability science to explore the topic of envisioning future places for transformative change. The deadline for applications to the call is 15th September, 2021. The program starts on 1st March 2022.

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Scrabble pieces, some through and through, some legible: Work from home

Doing a Ph.D. is arguably one of the most difficult undertakings that scholars can pursue in their academic careers. While research topics and work styles of candidates vary, those who come out from the experience share a common understanding of the struggles and challenges that come with it.