October 24, 2013
The advent of climate is promoting an educational response. The next generation of PhD’s can create new theories and models in climate and energy. The focus on research through a “Joint Australia-Germany climate research college opens” can lead to new works in the discipline.
“Australian-German College of Climate & Energy Transitions is a collaborative effort of Australian and German universities have established a graduate research college in Melbourne offering doctoral students from around the world the chance to undertake climate change studies as well as tackling other major environmental issues,” posts the University world News.
The new institution is aiding PhD candidates to research on “four research areas: energy systems, emission mitigation, climate systems and climatic impacts relating to climate change and energy while also taking a six-month exchange programme at a partner institution,” states College coordinator, and a senior researcher at Melbourne’s school of earth sciences, Dr Malte Meinshausen. Meinshausen said the “10 PhD students already enrolled have been selected from more than 300 applicants and they would work with international partners across a range of critical energy and climate issues.”
The focus on a PhD program is to locate and identify new information to bring to academia. The impact of such knowledge filters into applied sector for implementation and innovation. The work of climate focused PhD scholars can bring weight to bear on the science for formulaic changes.
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