1 October 2014
ReSET – Governance of Global Environmental Change: Towards a multidisciplinary discussion
The ReSET project “Governance of Global Environmental Change: Towards a multidisciplinary discussion in tertiary environmental education in the former USSR and Mongolia” has been implemented between June 2011 and August 2014. It was organized by the Russian State Hydrometeorological University, the Central European University, and the Earth System Governance Project, with funding of the Open Society Institute’s Higher Education Support Programme. A report can be downloaded here (pdf).
The ReSET capacity building project strengthened inter- and transdisciplinary approaches in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus by facilitating activities around summer and winter schools in these countries. Most participants where PhD students from a natural science or engineering background, involved in teaching activities at their home universities. The main aim was to complement their strong expertise in one discipline with interdisciplinary skills in environmental governance and to introduce innovative teaching formats while contributing to institutional reforms and international networking.
The project contributed to improving the quality of teaching through the solid performance of project participants in developing not only environmental governance content, but also in developing methodological skills, knowledge and expertise in both interdisciplinary social sciences research and interdisciplinary teaching methods. Furthermore it helped participants gain access to an international professional network, allowing mutual support and further development of the acquired skills.