What makes organisations more or less conducive to learning? We tried to look into that…

What is a learning organisation? It is one that adapts to challenges, that has an internal structure that allows communication and reflection, and that hosts individuals that trust each other enough to experiment and work together. A new open access article published in the Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning looks into these issues. Mukhtarov […]

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Art: Blurring the Boundaries

This paper from 2011 in Nature.com discusses how artists and scientists can benefit each other in new and interesting ways. Above …

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On Writing, Honesty and Van Gogh

I have recently received two reviews on my writing pieces, which felt like a great achievement for a number of reasons. Five or si…

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Public Policy Bits: The Importance of Being Stupid in Research

This year I supervise three Master students in their thesis work, and a few other written assignments of students. It’s the …

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Alumni Conference of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016 – 9:00am to Saturday, May 7, 2016 – 7:00pm The academic year 2015 – 2016 marks sever…

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Public Policy Bits: What Did you See in this Video?

One key advice I got from many columns for early-stage professors is not to be afraid to experiment in a class-room. So I went ahe…

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Crafting or Designing Socio-Ecological Systems? NEW PUBLICATION!

Finally, our Special Issue of Environmental Science & Policy is online, and you can enjoy the articles. You can read our edit…

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Oxford Bibliographies: Great Resource for Students and Researchers!

Energy Security and Water Security Farhad Mukhtarov (ADA University, Azerbaijan) and Aleh Cherp (Central European University, Hung…

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Requiem for Science?

I was once a member of a committee whose purpose was to hire a new colleague in our university department. Unimpressed with one of…

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Chess as War and Meditation

I had a nice childhood — full of happiness, joy and drive. Chess took a large part of my childhood and I had great people to…

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Working from home: freedom or luxury?

Copyright of the picture: The Economist. You must have heard of the recent ban by ‘Yahoo’ to work from home…Now,…

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