North-South - Research Partnerships for Mitigating Syndromes of Global Change
The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR), North-South - Research Partnerships for Mitigating Syndromes of Global Change, seeks answers to the challenges of global change and sustainable development. The programme network includes 350 researchers, active in over 40 countries. Of central importance is the partnership between participants in the industrialised -North- and in developing and transition countries (-South-). The NCCR North-South promotes a transdisciplinary approach to research on sustainable development. Fields of research include livelihoods, armed conflicts, health and environmental sanitation, natural resources, and governance. The University of Bern, the host institution, has designated North-South research as one of its main focuses. The NCCR has already led to the creation of the interdisciplinary Centre for Sustainable Development and Environment at the University of Bern as well as the International Graduate School North-South which offers a doctoral programme covering subjects on global change, innovation and sustainable development.
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