MAK’IT : Activities

Hosting world-class researchers and stakeholders

MAK’IT offers academics, scientists, policy-makers, socio-economic actors and artists coming from diverse geographical and disciplinary backgrounds, the possibility to explore a research theme for several months in Montpellier. At the heart of the Institute’s project, this activity is co-organised with local institutions and laboratories in order to stimulate exchanges, collaborations and intellectual production in addressing controversies previously selected for their impact on transitions towards sustainable development.

Organisation of international events in Montpellier

With the objective of strengthening the engagement of scientific communities in public debate, MAK’IT is prepared to play a leading role in the organization of high-level conferences, workshops and public encounters bringing together researchers and other stakeholders from Montpellier and beyond.

Contribution to the development of new training and teaching programmes in MAKIT’s three thematic areas

As an innovative laboratory for change, MAK’IT is dedicated to making the conclusions of its work useful to future generations and to stimulate their engagement towards sustainable development. In addition to a widespread circulation of its publications, the Institute aims to encourage the development of innovative educational content and teaching curricula, and to establish ‘immersion’ programmes for students as well as Summer Schools open to PhDs and post-doctoral students.

Elaboration and coordination of European and international initiatives in line with the SDGs

MAK’IT builds privileged partnerships with other organisations, fora, think tanks of the same kind or interested in similar thematic areas, with a particular emphasis on scientific capacity building in countries from the ‘Global South’.