SCAS News - 18 December, 2020

New Project Ideas to Tackle Societal Challenges Funded by European Network

Today the Swedish Collegium and its collaboration partners within the NetIAS group are delighted
to announce the results of 2020 round of the Constructive Advanced Thinking (CAT) programme.
Among the many applications, the following three innovative, young ideas have been selected:

“Socio-ecological Reshaping of European Cities and Metropolitan Areas”
Jochen HACK (PI – TU Darmstadt), Carlos Oliveira Cruz (Universidade de Lisboa), Rieke Hansen
(Hochschule Geisenheim) & Andrea Nóblega Carriquiry (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

“Reconstituting Publics through Remembering Transitions: Facilitating Critical Engagement
with the 1980-90s on Local and Transnational Scales”
Ksenia ROBBE (PI - University of Groningen), Agnieszka Mrozik (Polish Academy of Sciences),
Andrei Zavadski (HU Berlin) & Alexander Formozov (Deutsch-Russischer Austausch e.V.)

“Light as a Key Predictor of Human Health and Well-being: Robust Evidence and Translation
to Public Health”
Manuel SPITSCHAN (PI - University of Oxford), Laura Kervezee (Leiden University), Renske Lok
(Stanford University), Ray Najjar (Duke-NUS Medical School) & Elise McGlashan (Monash University).

The Constructive Advanced Thinking (CAT) initiative aims to foster networks of excellent early career
researchers committed to developing new ideas in order to understand and tackle current or emerging
societal challenges. CAT was incubated within NetIAS in 2019 and is supported by 11 European Insti-
tutes for Advanced Study (IAS). The programme provides travel funds for international and inter-
disciplinary teams of three to five early career researchers, possibly including a stakeholder, in order
to advance constructive thinking and stimulate discussion.

Press release: CAT 2020 (including abstracts) >>
Read more about the CAT (Constructive Advanced Thinking) programme >>