(17-30 July 2018)

The KNOTS Summer School 2018 has brought together graduate students and teachers from universities in Thailand, Vietnam, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic as KNOTS partner universities to engage in transdisciplinary research in the areas of Environment, Migration, and Inequality.

Through the summer school, participants learned about transdisciplinary research methods with lectures and engaged in fruitful discussion led by faculty members from European as well as Southeast Asia universities. Field trips to eight different sites in Northern Thailand were offered in which students were able to participate according to their research interest, related e.g. to land, such as boom crop production in Mae Chaem, Chiang Mai Province, banana plantations in Chiang Rai and Phayao Provinces, or resource management in an ethnic Karen village, Chiang Rai Province.