Stellenbosch University announces new School for Climate Studies

Stellenbosch University announces new School for Climate Studies

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Due to the growing need of experts to understand and tackle the current climate crisis, Stellenbosch University has announced that it will be establishing a School for Climate Studies, launching in June 2021. This will be the first school or faculty of its kind in South Africa.

The School aims to combine interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary climate and related studies in and for Africa, and to develop climate-related research partnerships with other institutions around the globe. In particular, the School for Climate Studies will conduct research, coordinate curricula development and facilitate postgraduate training, advice and consultancy as well as technology transfer in the multiple fields of climate studies.

Discussing the School for Climate Studies, Prof Eugene Cloete, Stellenbosch University's Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Studies said “We believe every student who graduates from SU should understand the importance of climate, and know how to make decisions in their respective workplaces to mitigate climate change by moving towards a green economy. SU is also in the process of developing a master's degree in climate studies to build high-level capacity in this field.”

Read the statement from Stellenbosch University here: