PhD Candidate: GIS Analysis and Spatial Modelling of Urban Heat, Health and Ecosystem Disservices

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 30 May 2022

The Nijmegen School of Management enables students, institutions and companies, societal actors and governments to play their part in a transformation towards a sustainable society. In doing so, the faculty is committed to Radboud University’s mission of contributing to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all.

In the context of our mission 'Responsible governance for sustainable societies', we address scientific and societal challenges from a good governance perspective. Our work focuses on the topics Beyond Economy, Climate, Inclusivity, Safety, and Democracy. By building, questioning and extending the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), we acknowledge their interrelatedness and focus on a number of grand challenges within society. We contribute to innovation and sustainable growth with a focus on topics such as inequality, gender, decent work and poverty. Furthermore, we address and seek to resolve environmental and climate challenges.

Academic research and teaching at the Nijmegen School of Management are carried out in challenging educational programmes. These programmes are offered in Business Administration, Economics and Business Economics, Geography, Planning and Environment, Political Science and Public Administration. Academic research takes place within the Institute for Management Research (IMR). Research is carried out within the above mentioned domains and in interdisciplinary research groups, which are called Hot Spots. NMS currently has 350 FTE staff and approximately 5,000 students.

The department of Geography, Planning, and the Environment (GPE)  seeks to provide a deep understanding of how places, from the local to the global level, are politically and materially shaped, experienced and governed, and to contribute to the development of more sustainable and equitable places. GPE's approach goes explicitly beyond a government and policy orientation, addressing the deep political and institutional nature of placemaking and spatial-environmental governance. The group seeks to contribute to more future-oriented practices and territorial images. Located at GPE, the Centre for Urban and Regional Research (CentUR) specifically investigates the relationship between urban spaces, landscape, energy, health, climate adaptation and mobility from different perspectives. We operate in cooperation with the Radboud university medical center, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science, and societal partners.


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