Graduate Program Board

Graduate Program Board Member Dieter Gerten is Research Group leader and Coordinator for Earth Modelling at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) as well as Professor for Global Change Climatology and Hydrology at the Geography Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. After having studied Applied Physical Geography at the University of Trier (diploma 1997), he…

Board Member Gretchen Bakke became a member of IRI THESys in January 2018. Here she was a Guest Professor from 2018 to 2020 and is currently Senior Fellow at IASS Potsdam and Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, within the research theme Anthropocene Formations. Her training is as…

Associated 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…

Director Tobias Krüger is Director of IRI THESys and Professor of Hydrology and Society at Humboldt-Universität´s Geography Department. He studied Geoecology at the Technical University of Braunschweig and obtained his doctorate in Environmental Science from Lancaster University in 2009. From 2008 to 2013, he worked as Senior Research Associate, Associate Tutor and Knowledge Exchange Fellow…

Member Jonas Ø. Nielsen is Professor in Integrative Geography at Humboldt-Universität´s Department of Geography. He studied social anthropology at Auckland University, New Zealand, and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and obtained his doctorate in Human Geography in 2010 at University of Copenhagen with a dissertation entitled “Despite the Rain. Living and dealing with climate change…

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…

Graduate Program Board

Alumna (Postdoctoral Researcher, Graduate Program Board Member) Theresa Frommen studied Geological Sciences with a focus on Hydrogeology at Freie Universität Berlin, RWTH Aachen University and University of Manchester. After her Masters, she was a research associate and doctoral student at the Hydrogeology Group, Institute of Geological Sciences, FU Berlin, doing research about participatory methods in…

Coordination Graduate Program

Alumna (Coordination Graduate Program) Kathrin Klementz was coordinator for the THESys Graduate Program from 2013-2023. She studied Geography, Business Administration and Political Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, specializing in the field of Economic Geography. She started her career as an academic researcher in a research project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at Humboldt-Universität.…

Science Communication

Science Communication Anne Dombrowski is Science Communicator at IRI THESys. She studied European Ethnology at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Museum & Exhibition at the Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany. Afterwards, she worked in a maritime museum and wrote as free journalist. Since September 2013, Anne is responsible for science communication at IRI THESys,…

Project Staff AnthropoScenes

Science Communication Pauline Münch is part of the project AnthropoScenes which works at the intersection of science and theatre to connect different audiences to the future of water in Berlin-Brandenburg. With innovative and collaborative formats, AnthropoScenes aims to make sustainable water futures public. Pauline holds a BA in Psychology from the University of British Columbia…