Transforming universities for a changing climate | RFTRW: S11E01
25 October 2021
Climate change affects all of us, but some more than others. What can universities do, particularly in countries seen as highly vulnerable to extreme weather events and threats?
Research for the Real World: S11E01
Professor of International Education
As the principal investigator for the Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate research project (Climate-U for short), Professor Tristan McCowan is working with teams in Brazil, Fiji, Kenya and Mozambique to strengthen higher education’s contribution to addressing the causes and impacts of climate change in lower-income contexts.
Dr Keri Wong finds out more from Professor McCowan about Climate-U’s objectives and how teaching, community engagement and public awareness can be made possible, what it’s like working with researchers from different disciplines and countries, his thoughts on climate change denial, and imagining what an alternative and innovative university might look like.
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- Professor Tristan McCowan’s research profile
- Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate
- Centre for Education and International Development
- Department of Education, Practice and Society
- Research for the Real World podcast