Arctic-based course teaches integrated climate impact assessments


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Carrying out interdisciplinary global change research is not only scientifically challenging; often, the lack of sufficiently trained young professionals presents a quite profound obstacle. Thus, there is an urgent need to train and educate young graduate students—and infuse them with enthusiasm—in the hope that they will choose a career in global change research. Current university curricula, while partly addressing such issues, still largely concentrate on disciplinary courses with a high degree of specialization. While such training is certainly important in its own right, it fails to prepare students for the more holistic approaches necessary for tackling the issues of global change.