On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, CIVIS organizes the presentation “The Mediterranean Institute for the Environmental Transition (ITEM), a new tool to address the environmental transition at Aix-Marseille Université”. Speaker will be Jérôme Rose, researcher affiliated at the European Centre for Research and Teaching in Environmental Geoscience (CEREGE) and at the Mediterranean Institute for the Environmental Transition.
The event, part of the “Cups & Cakes” Web Seminars, will take place on Zoom between 12:00-13:00 (CET).
Understanding environmental changes and their global impact is a major challenge of the 21st century to move towards sustainable ways of living. Through its Mediterranean anchorage, the Mediterranean Institute for Environmental Transition (ITEM) proposes to develop interdisciplinary systemic research to understand the effects of global change on society and natural resources.
ITEM is dedicated to the development of innovative solutions to better manage and anticipate natural and industrial risks, to support the transformation of cities and to develop original approaches to respond to complex socio-environmental issues. Through various examples, the presentation will propose a flavour of the actions initiated and funded by ITEM to favour the link between research and education.
This event is open to the public. Please contact Julie Hyzewicz for more information and to register.
CIVIS has been established as a University that reaches from the local level to the international dimension, focused on responding to local needs, contributing to regional development strategies and addressing global challenges. The development of Research and Innovation (R&I), as an integral component of its educational mission, has been part of the CIVIS mission from the very beginning.
It is in this perspective that RIS4CIVIS has been elaborated and now operates. The overall objective is to produce an integrated, long-term R&I Strategy that, will over time enable the constituent members of the CIVIS European University to seamlessly integrate their know-how, expertise and resources in the service of Research and Innovation that effectively addresses current and future societal challenges, at local, regional and international level.
As part of the activities developed to reach this objective, the Cups&Cakes meetings aim to create a discussion forum for researchers to connect and get an overview of what is happening in other partner universities on a specific topic. In the longer term, these exchanges also aim to foster exchanges and develop potential collaborations within the CIVIS Alliance.
These Cups&Cakes are scheduled for one hour and consist of two phases:
– A 40-minutes presentation of current research work chosen by the speaker (including a 5-minute introduction of general expertise and work in progress within the university on the topic of interest).
– Open discussion of about 20 minutes.
Each partner University, in turns, will have the opportunity to present to the CIVIS Community a subject of their research.
More details about the events organized within CIVIS “Cups & Cakes” Web Seminars and about registration for each of this events are available here.