For a global environmental humanities project, RV University has received a grant of 3 million Norwegian Kroner or around ₹2.5 crores.
Story so far: The project is being overseen by the Arctic University of Norway in collaboration with the Highland Institute in Kohima, RV University in Bengaluru, and the University of Campinas in Brazil. The project will bring together scholars, students, and researchers working in the Arctic, the Eastern Himalayas, and the Amazon, three of the planet’s most valued and fragile ecosystems.
- The four-year project has been awarded by the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills.
- It will be executed by the Institute for Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology at the Arctic University and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (SoLAS), RV University, along with other partners.
Aim: The project’s objective is to create a multinational, multi-institutional MA Program in Global Environmental Humanities by offering educational opportunities through student exchange programmes with Norway and other countries, student involvement in global research projects at all partner institutions, four winter and summer schools, information sharing, environmental artwork, publications, and a major concluding conference.