Students studying towards an Msc in Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability at the Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden) will be joining with the CONVERGE project to write their thesis. Simon Evitts, Dylan Skybrook and Brendan Seale want to research how to enable "sustainable development through perceptual awareness of interconnectedness", and hope to "build an educational tool that supports transition towards a sustainable society by encouraging a systems understanding of the world".
The Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) is ranked by the EESD Observatory as the best among Swedish technical universities and third among the 56 evaluated European universities for Engineering Education for Sustainable Development. BTH has a long standing relationship with project partner The Natural Step, so earlier this year a call was sent out to BTH requesting students submit proposals to the CONVERGE project for research that would be cover an area of interest to the CONVERGE project.
We recieved some great submissions however we had to pick just one:
"The submission recieved from Simon, Dylan and Brendan is very strong and really compliments the research CONVERGE is allready undertaking. Founded strongly in Systems thinking, and highlighting the interconnected nature of systems their research will help people to understand the concept of CONVERGE" - Alice-Marie Archer, Schumacher Institute
The team will be keeping us abreast of their research over the next few months so watch this space.
More info on the thesis team