In partnership with CST your PhD will equip you to:

  • Integrate of knowledge across disciplines.
  • Co-create knowledge with society (rather than for society), that transcends disciplines.
  • Become a leader in the area of complex systems in transition.
  • Learn how to understand and influence complex transitions to advance human wellbeing and achieve a more sustainable world.
  • Become part of a research team that merges modellers, theorists, applied researchers and societal stakeholders.
  • Pioneer a mode of research that will contribute to developing distinct advantages within the South African and global context.
  • Develop and support evidence-based policy and decision-making that could contribute to sustainability transitions.
  • Develop capabilities to interpret, disseminate and communicate co-generated information and knowledge of transitions in complex socio-ecological systems to different target audiences, from the scientific community to policy-makers to a wide variety of societal actors and stakeholders.

Proposal-drafting guidelines: 

Although there are differences between research proposals that reflect differences between disciplines and different types of research designs, there is a certain structure or logic that characterises all research proposals. This document provides prospective doctoral candidates with an overview of the standard components that should be included in a proposal.




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