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SU celebrates inauguration of two new UNESCO Chairs

The UNESCO Chair in Complex Systems and Transformative African Futures has been awarded to Associate Professor Rika Preiser and Tanja Hichert, an academically qualified futures and foresight practitioner, who are both based at the Centre for Sustainability Transitions.

A “values crisis” underpins the coupled biodiversity and climate emergency

Dr Nadia Sitas and Prof Alta de Vos, academic researchers at the Centre for Sustainability Transitions at Stellenbosch University, were among a group of global researchers who recently published a groundbreaking study, Diverse Values of Nature in Sustainability, in Nature.

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Relational governance for sustainability transitions: insights from the PGDip in Sustainable Development

CST researcher Nina Callaghan offers her insightful reflections on the recently concluded Globalisation, Governance, and Development module, a significant component of the 2023 PGDip in Sustainable Development Programme.

2022 NRF Early Researchers Colloquium on Energy Transitions in the Global South

On the 24th of November 2022, the CST hosted an Early Career Researchers colloquium – a day of networking and knowledge sharing on research related to energy transitions in the global South. The event was made possible through funding from the National Research Foundation (NRF) and hosted by the Energy Transitions research team at the CST.

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