Blockchains, Non-State Currencies and Disaster

2 Thesis Vacancies I am looking for two Masters students who are interested in writing their thesis on blockchain/cryptocurrencies. One thesis project focuses on how blockchain/cryptocurrencies relate to other forms of non-state issued currency such as Melanesian shell money or Micronesian stone money. The student is free to design their thesis, including theoretical framework and … Continue reading Blockchains, Non-State Currencies and Disaster

Mental and physical health assets over time after crisis COVID-19 and the Enschede Fireworks disaster

Research opportunity for thesis or internship Start: can be immediately Community resilience – bouncing back after a shock - is often celebrated (Norris 2005), but how do people manage over time? Do they have the social and environmental ‘assets’ to cope with the longer-term effects of crisis and to overcome future challenges? In this research … Continue reading Mental and physical health assets over time after crisis COVID-19 and the Enschede Fireworks disaster

Internship possibilities at LANDac-ILC

LANDac (The Netherlands Land Academy) and ILC (the International Land Coalition) currentlyoffer WUR master students* research internship positions at ILC partner organizations around the world. These internship positions provide students relevant working experience and theopportunity to put their research skills to practice, while simultaneously contributing to theobjectives and goals of international organizations working on good … Continue reading Internship possibilities at LANDac-ILC

New minor Disaster Risk and Resilience

The education board has approved an SDC-led proposal for a bachelor minor on Disaster Risk Resilience. This bachelor minor is coordinated by Dr Rob Coates. Disasters frequently capture the global headlines, while an even greater number have serious impacts at local or regional scales. Media coverage often emphasizes 'spectacular nature' - geophysical or hydro-hazards such … Continue reading New minor Disaster Risk and Resilience