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#Call for Papers from Young Researchers: “Emergency Agriculture and Food Security” for an International, Interdisciplinary KOSMOS Research Workshop, 30 – 31 May 2016, Berlin, Germany

The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and IGZ – Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops invite young researchers to submit original research papers for presentation at an international workshop on “Emergency Agriculture and Food Security”. Submitted papers should address empirical research questions at the interface of natural sciences, agricultural sciences, development economics and disaster research in these research domains:

1.                Forms and representations of emergencies and fragile environments: Role of Conflict and Natural Disasters;

2.                Drivers and consequences of food insecurity in emergencies and in fragile environments;

3.                Agricultural practices in emergencies;

4.                Consequences of food insecurity in emergencies and in fragile environments, especially at the individual level;

5.                The role and impact of local and global policy actors for emergency agriculture and food security;

6.                Crises, Fragility and Agriculture in Central Asia;

7.                New and emerging data sources and indicators; and

8.                Methods and techniques.

This call is aimed at doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from Germany or abroad. Papers for submission should be written in English, be complete and submitted as a single pdf file with a maximum file size of 5MB. Please also attach a short CV in pdf format and send your whole submission by email to . The deadline for the submission of papers is 4 April 2016.

Please find more information in the attached document:

KOSMOS Emergency Agriculture and Food Security C4P

# Sustainable Global Technologies minor programme open for UH students

Under The Flexible Study Rights Agreement (JOO), Aalto University Sustainable Global Technologies (SGT) and the University of Helsinki Global South Studies (GSS) are glad to announce that students from both universities can sign up for courses offered by the two minor programmes.

The SGT Programme (Sustainable Global Technologies) is a 20 credit multidisciplinary educational programme taught since 2006 at the Aalto University School of Engineering in Helsinki – Sustainable Global Technologies (R324-C).

 The SGT Programme aims at offering Master’s and PhD level educational modules, which increases research and educational awareness in the fields of sustainability, development and technology. By combining viewpoints from urbanization, technology, development and communication skills, it also aims at creating long-term research and educational institutional partnerships between Finnish universities and developing world universities.


For further information:

Sustainable Global Technologies

Contact: Matleena Muhonen, programme coordinator, Sustainable Global Technologies Programme,  Aalto University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, P.O.Box 15200, FI-00076 AALTO,


Global South Studies (25 ects)

 The minor caters for multidisciplinary learning and familiarizes the student with Global South related studies offered at the various faculties of the University of Helsinki. It targets students finalizing their Bachelor´s, in their Masters or Doctoral studies. The GS course basket entails a variety of optional courses, plus one compulsory course called Introduction to Global South studies. UniPID- virtual courses can also be included.

The GS-minor student can learn about different approaches to development and to gain awareness of the complex and interdisciplinary nature of developing country research. The minor adds a Global South twist suiting one´s major by combining courses from humanities, social science and natural and life sciences.


For further information:

Global South Studies (GSS):

Courses programme and schedules:


Contact: Nina Himberg, programme coordinator, Global South Studies, University of Helsinki Global South Network, Viikinkaari 11, 62, 00014,