CIVIS announces the opening of the registration for the CIVIS programme “Global Climate System”. The programme runs for 10 weeks in a blended format between January and March 2022 in Stockholm. Depending on the development of the current global pandemic, if overseas travelling and in-person teaching are not advisable, the entire course will be transferred online.
Applicants should be MA students at one of the CIVIS member universities in the fields of Natural Sciences and Mathematics with a working knowledge of English of at least B2 level. The students should hold a Bachelor’s Degree containing at least 15 ECTS credits in Mathematics.
The course aims to help participants to take their first steps towards becoming a climate scientist by formulating their own research question and investigate it by designing their own experiments with a state-of-the-art global climate model or exploring observational data.
During the programme “Global Climate System”, the participants will learn how the planetary energy balance is a useful starting point to the problem of global temperature change. They will then explore radiative forcing and feedback mechanisms, and how the oceans are key for the transient climate response such as historical and future warming. They will further explore global natural variability and various non-linearities that may cause catastrophic events, so-called tipping points.
The course is graded based on the written project report. In addition, students must participate actively in the seminars, carry out homework, write a small lab report, and present their project results to their fellow students.
Professor within the programme is Thorsten Mauritsen, senior lecturer in climate science at the Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University.
More details about the intensive CIVIS Course “Global Climate System” are available here.
CIVIS is a European Civic University formed by the alliance of nine leading research higher education institutions across Europe: Aix-Marseille Université, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Universitatea din București, Université libre de Bruxelles, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Sapienza Università di Roma, Stockholm University, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and University of Glasgow. It brings together a community of more than 450,000 students and 65,000 staff members including 30,000 academics and researchers.