While at first SARAS Institute envisioned the organization of a PhD programme in conjunction with the University of Wageningen, it then opted for a strategy aimed at strengthening synergies and securing ties of cooperation and exchange with postgraduate programmes with an established regional trajectory. SARAS’ postgraduate courses are also designed to reach other audiences such as decision and policy makers who demand knowledge and empirical evidence, as well as a forum for dialogue and exchange with the academic community about problems and potential solutions that require systemic approaches and the meeting of science and policies.

SARAS Institute focuses on integrating perspectives and systemic inter- and multi-disciplinary approaches, while exploring dialogue and complementarity between art and science. In particular, the educational strategy has focused on developing postgraduate programmes in less established areas such as:

  • Complex systems dynamics and early signals of change.
  • Governance, complexity and resilience of socio-ecological systems.
  • Ecological Economics.
  • Adaptability, transformation and innovation in socio-ecological systems.

Courses and Seminars

Teaching and training activities are crucial for SARAS2. We aim at contributing to the academia but also to the organizations with
management and decision-making responsibilities.
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About Saras

The South American Institute for Resilience and Sustainability Studies (SARAS) is an emerging transdisciplinary institute designed to generate critical insights allowing South America to build sustainable futures. It seeks integration across a broad range of knowledge using innovative approaches and integrating social and natural sciences, mathematics and arts.

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