The Academy

The Transition Academy is an ‘academy’ in the broadest sense of the word: a place of study, training and exchange in a special field, in this case, the field of ‘sustainability transitions’. We foster synergies between education, research and practice by bringing together experts in transitions with a rich and diverse set of knowledge and skills. Together we develop educational programs that equip participants with the knowledge and tools they need to contribute to a just, sustainable and resilient world.

We offer open courses to (a mix of) students, professionals, entrepreneurs and senior citizens on the theory and practice of sustainability transitions. Our tailor made offer includes in-company trainings and courses for (local) governments and organisations, thesis supervision for master and PhD students and research internships.

Thematically, the focus of the Transition Academy is on understanding how sustainability transitions come about and how they are and can be influenced. Our curriculum also reflects the particular expertise of DRIFT with regard to transition management, social innovation and action research. Read more about our areas of expertise on our theme pages.

Knowledge about transitions is not ready made but always in the making. The Transition Academy is a place for the co-production of such knowledge by sharing ideas and experiences.  –  Flor Avelino, Academic Director TAC