Coordinator Postdoc Academy and Climate Protection Manager Wiebke Hampel works for the Coordinating Office of the Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership at IRI THESys. IRI THESys is one of four academic centres involved in the Postdoc Academy which is an initiative of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. Since May 2021 she also works in the climate…

Student Assistant Since 2019, Elena Heim is supporting the Coordination and Communication Team of the EdiCitNet Project in the research group “Multifunctional Landscapes” led by Dr. Ina Säumel. She is a trained office manager and is studying European Ethnology and Gender Studies at Humboldt-University of Berlin. Research Interests Socio-ecological transformation Influence of colonial heritage on…

Doctoral Researcher Anna Heitger is part of IRI THESys and the graduate program since autumn 2019. Within the BMBF-funded consortium Food4Future, her current project is an ethnographic research of future eating practices. Anna graduated in Cultural and Social Anthropology (BA and MA) at the University of Vienna with a focus on practice theory and theories…

Deputy Director Patrick Hostert is Deputy Director of IRI THESys and Head of the Earth Observation Lab of the Geography Department at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He received his first degree in physical geography from Trier University, Germany, in 1994, an M.Sc. in GIS from Edinburgh University, UK, in 1995, and a Ph.D. in Remote Sensing…

Doctoral Researcher Clemens Jänicke is a doctoral researcher IRI THESys and funded by the FORLand project at the Leibnitz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO). His research focuses on the relationship between land ownership structures and land use intensity. In his work he will quantitatively assess the ownership concentration of different ownership groups…

Member Sandra Jasper is Junior Professor for the Geography of Gender in Human-Environment-Systems at the Geography Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. In 2015, she received her doctorate in Geography from University College London. Before starting her current position at HU Berlin, she worked as postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge for four years (2015-2019). Sandra…

Doctoral Researcher Hoseung Jung (hosŋ ʒəŋ, 정호승) has been working as a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys since January of 2017. He studied environmental engineering and management in an Erasmus Mundus master’s program at Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany and Aalborg University, Denmark. He wrote his master’s thesis at Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland…

Student Assistant

Student Assistant Sophia Kipp is currently supporting IRI THESys within the Office Team and the Graduate Program. She has been enrolled in the master program “Global Change Geography” at Humboldt University since 2018. Before that, she studied Physical Geography and Earth Science at the University of Leipzig, Germany, where she wrote her Bachelor thesis on…

Managing Director, Board Member

Managing Director Axel Klie is Managing Director of IRI THESys. He studied philosophy, sociology and sports sciences at the University Bielefeld, the Eberhardt-Karls-University Tübingen and the Free University Berlin. For his doctoral studies in philosophy he joined the interdisciplinary Research Training Group „Genesis, Structures and Impacts of Science and Technology“ at the University Bielefeld and…

Board Member Bettina König is a horticultural socio-economist by training, focussing on systemic innovation studies in the broader field of sustainable land management and regional development. Among other research projects and networks in her research group at IRI THESys, she has shaped the BMBF project ginkoo Management of integrative innovation processes focusing on new institutional…