Extended deadline Call for applicants – Summer School “Tackling Transparency”

Published on
March 10, 2016

The aim of the Summer School is to explore the methodological challenges of operationalizing research on disclosing sustainability.

The Summer School will highlight a number of themes and contexts in which these challenges manifest themselves: 

•Analyzing the role of information in sustainability practices 

•Using big data and social media in research 

•Developing and analyzing sustainability indicators 

•Involving and analyzing citizen science approaches

Confirmed lecturers: 

·  Prof. Magnus Bostrom, Orebro University, Sweden 

·  Dr. Susan Park, University of Sydney, Australia 

·  Dr Angel Hsu, Yale-NUS College and Yale University, USA

·  Prof. Simon Bush, Wageningen University, the Netherlands 

·  Prof. Esther Turnhout, Wageningen University, the Netherlands 

·  Dr. Aarti Gupta, Wageningen University, the Netherlands 

·  Dr. Art Dewulf, Wageningen University, the Netherlands 


The Summer School takes place in the beautiful rustic and woody setting of estate “Hoekelum”, close to Wageningen. A number of sessions take place at Wageningen University Campus. Transportation to the conference venue on 24 and 25 June will be arranged.  

Transparency Conference 

This Summer School is linked to the International Conference “Disclosing Sustainability; The Transformative Power of Transparency? The Summer School includes participation in the International Conference – this will allow PhD students and Postdocs to learn from, and engage with, a broad range of scholars studying connections between transparency and sustainability.  

Target group  

The target group for this Summer School are PhD and Post-doc researchers who want to gain more insights in the methodological challenges of operationalizing research in disclosing sustainability  

More information  

The extended deadline for applications is April 1, 2016.  

More information about the Summer School can be found in the flyer attached and at the Summer School website:  

We are also happy to answer your questions by email or telephone. Please contact Machiel Lamers (by email:; or telephone: +(31)(0)0317 484274)