Master's and PhD Students


Deadline: 26 May.
Notification: 1 June.
Send application form and letter of motivation to
PhD students should also include letter of support from supervisor or PhD Programme Director.


Participation fees

  • West Nordic Master's students: Free
  • Other master's students: 1.000 DKK
  • PhD students: 3.000 DKK

Any travel expenses to and from Tórshavn and accommodation costs must be paid for by the participants themselves.

The participation fee includes:

  • Daily lunch during the course (five days)
  • Official dinner
  • Some social arrangements and after class sessions
  • Local transportation 
  • Partial covering of expenses towards administration and keynote speakers
  • Certificate of participation after passing the course


Participants are advised to find own accommodation in Tórshavn 18-20 June. More information available from Visit Tórshavn.


10 Master's and 10 phd students are invited to join the green growth dialogue through an intensive course (5 ects) in engaged scholarship

See left for details about application, fees, accommodation, and course descriptions.


This course will offer students a necessary reflexive, critical, and practical understanding of green growth and engaged scholarship. The course takes place in connection with a Green Growth Dialogue Workshop focusing on a specific topic. Students and researchers from partnering West Nordic Universities will engage with public and private actors to discuss what green growth means in practice and how West Nordic societies can and should transition to more sustainable economies.


The course content is divided into three parts:

  1. Intensive teaching based on academic state-of-the-art literature on green growth and engaged scholarship.
  2. Presentations by PhD students.
  3. Dialogue sessions based on stakeholder presentations.

Learning and teaching approaches

Students are expected to have read all course material before the course (workload 50 hours). The course is based on 10 hours of class-room teaching and 15 hours of dialogue sessions. Classroom teaching will introduce different theories and approaches to green growth and engaged scholarship, and will be used to reflect upon and engage participants in the dialogue sessions. Engaged scholarship is an approach, where the scholar(s) and stakeholders through dialogue co-produce new knowledge about problems and solutions and thus driving new types of research questions and policy analyses. Students will write a field diary (workload 6 hours) and an essay (workload 56 hours).

PhD students must also send an abstract of their presentation (250 words) before the course.

Assessment method

Students will be assessed based on two products:

  1. a field diary (25 %), and
  2. an essay about the workshop topic (75 %).

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the students will be able to:

  • Describe, analyse and discuss different approaches to green growth.
  • Describe, discuss, and apply an engaged scholarship methodology.
  • Demonstrate skills in taking field notes presented as a field diary.
  • Present academic reflections about own dialogue with society on a given topic.



500 pages research literature in English. See appendix. Empirical material presented and discussed at the workshop.



Essay no longer than 5.000 words for Master's students.
Essay between 6.000 and 8.000 words for PhD students.
Deadline: 15 August 2017.