Ramesh Dheeravath, Swamy Kalva and Madhava Kakani from the University of Hyderabad (UoH) have been selected for the Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) 2016. They will be participating in the course from June 13th – 24th 2016 at the University of Bergen, Norway. They are out of the 18 students from India who have been selected for this course and the BSRS 2016 is dedicated to the theme “Water, Climate and Society”.
133 Students from 41 different countries have been accepted to this year’s School. The students have been chosen based on academic merit and scientific quality. While Swamy Kalva is doing PhD in Department of Political Science, Madhava Kakani is doing PhD in Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy,and Ramesh Dheeravath is pursuing his PhD in Philosophy.
The Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) on Global Development Challenges is an educational initiative offering annual doctoral courses on global challenge-related themes to PhD students from all over the world. It is organized by the University of Bergen in collaboration with the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), the Chr. Michelesen Institute, Bergen University College and UniResearch.
This year seven parallel courses will span disciplines from the natural, health, and social sciences to the humanities. BSRS seeks to create a unique environment for participants to present, engage, discuss, progress their thinking and improve on their work. As part of the taught courses, there will be an excursion into the waterscape of western Norway to explore the impact of rivers, fjords (a deep, narrow and elongated sea or lake drain, with steep land on three sides) and glaciers on societies.
While Swamy Kalva is presenting a paper on India and its developmental challenges in the wake of Sustainable Development Goals, Ramesh Dheeravath is presenting his paper on Hinduism and Water- A Critical View. Madhav Kakani’s paper is on Water difficulties and the impact of Religion.
Their entire trip including the air travel, accommodation, local transport etc will be borne by the BSRS. The students left India on 9th June 2016 for the summer school.
More information about the BSRS can be found on web site, http://www.uib.no/rs/bsrs.
-Inputs from Ramesh Dheeravath and Swamy Kalva