iEarth is a Centre for Excellence in Education (SFU), a status we were granted by DIKU in 2019 with an official start in june 2020. To be a Centre of Excellence in Education means that we have a responsibility to contribute to the dissemination of knowledge and best practice that can provide an increased quality in higher education both within and outside of the Centre institutions. Our work should stimulate to excellent research-based education through targeted and long-term efforts in developing both teaching and innovative approaches to learning in higher education.
In iEarth, we build a national consortium with broad international networks to transform the earth science education in Norway. Earth science education is a cornerstone of Norwegian society, underpinning Norway’s major energy and resource based industries, but also key to societal resilience and environmental safety. Yet, the role of the earth sciences is evolving in response to changing climate, shifting energy landscapes and resource utilization that highlight the inter-dependence between human society and our planet.
Shaping the future
Developing a generic approach to cross-disciplinary earth science education within critical fields of societal relevance (geohazards, resources, energy, environment, climate)
Establishing a coherent system of evaluation to foster teaching excellence and to identify the best practices to disseminate worldwide