B-SEA School for Young Scientists

The CBSS B-SEA (Baltic Science Educational Academy) presents a 3 day school for young scientists focusing on sustainable energy. This 3 day school is supported in the framework of the CBSS Project Support Facility co-funded project "BSR Mobilities for Young Researchers".

The CBSS B-SEA (Baltic Science Educational Academy) presents a 3 day school for young scientists focusing on sustainable energy. This 3 day school is supported in the framework of the CBSS Project Support Facility co-funded project “BSR Mobilities for Young Researchers”.

The school is planned to take place at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) 21-23 September 2021 or online, should travel remain impossible.

This 3 day networking and teaching school is for young researchers at the beginning of their academic career or doing a PhD on sustainable energy in the Baltic Sea Region wishing to enhance their teaching skills.

Participating at the school is free of charge. Costs for meals and accommodation will be covered by the organiser. Travel costs will be reimbursed on a lump-sum basis.

Young scientists and doctoral candidates often face the challenge of teaching in addition to their research activities. In order to ensure that students receive a high-quality education that meets the needs and demands of the labour market, excellent teaching skills are a key requirement. The aim of the seminar, therefore, is to enhance the teaching skills of young scientists and doctoral candidates. In addition, the sschool serves to increase the mobility of young scientists in the Baltic Sea region with the aim of exchanging experiences, knowledge and best practices, both with regard to their own research topics and in the field of teaching, and to establish first contacts for future research cooperation in the field of sustainable energy.

Programme

The preliminary programme will include:

  • Integrating the concept of sustainable energy into current study programmes
  • A one-day workshop on the topic of teaching & learning
  • A Hamburg excursion day, including a visit of the Hamburg Renewable Energy Cluster, a guided city tour, and a visit to Hamburg’s energy hill and energy bunker
  • A visit to HAW Hamburg’s energy campus and developing a teaching module on energy transition.

Selection Criteria

  1. Be enrolled in a PhD programme or serve in a post-doctoral position at a higher education institution in the Baltic Sea region.
  2. Among the duties taken up during the PhD programme or post-doctoral studies should be a regular and obligatory teaching workload of the 1st (Bachelor) or 2nd (Master) cycle of higher education students;
  3. Be capable of demonstrating expertise and a proven track record in the field of sustainable energy;
  4. Be fluent in English, corresponding to at least the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  5. Be capable of demonstrating an interest in developing teaching skills in one of the following ways:
  6. commitment to enhance teaching skills expressed in the letter of motivation;
  7. documentation stating an enrolment in an on-going course dedicated to the development of teaching skills or earlier completion of such a course.

The motivation letter should also state the reasoning how a Baltic Sea Region-oriented training in teaching sustainable energy courses for the 1st & 2nd cycle higher education students would serve the longer career aspirations of the applicant.

For further enquiries please contact:

E-Mail: [email protected]
HAW Hamburg – Department Research and Transfer
Kathrin Rath – Coordinator International Research
Tel: +49-40-42875-9897