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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - IRI THESys

Modules in the current semester

The curriculum of the THESys Graduate Program covers four modules focusing on interdisciplinary competencies, disciplinary specialisation, new disciplines, and soft skills or entrepreneurial skills.
Module structure

The curriculum covers four modules:

Module A - Developing interdisciplinary competencies 

- Prof. Dr. Jörg Niewöhner (IRI THESys member and director, Institute of European Ethnology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  Evidence-based democratic deliberation'. Global environmental change research and the challenge of socioecological cohesion.
  24 April 2020, 1 to 3 p.m.

- Dr. Ina Säumel (IRI THESys member, Research Group Leader of EdiCitNet)
  5 June 2020, 1 to 3 p.m. 

 - virtual only -

  • the THESys Summer School on: Edible City Solutions: One step further towards resilient and sustainably productive Cities.
  • the THESys Interdisciplinary Dialogue (not yet planned)

From 15 May 2020 to 10 July 2020
biweekly, Fridays from 1-3 p.m.

  • the THESys Introductory Course
    - Fundamentals of Human-Environment Research - (only during the winter term

Prof. Dr. Gretchen Bakke: The common empirical theme of ‘Energy Transitions’ will be used to exemplify the different thought-styles and practices throughout the course.




Module B - Deepening disciplinary specialisation 

IRI THESys Workshops: 

  • Python: in planning



Module C - Discovering new disciplines 

Please contact Kathrin Klementz for possible courses.



Module D - Training of soft skills/entrepreneurial skills 

This module is entirely linked to the academic training the HGS offers. Doctoral students may chose out of these courses and workshops in key competencies three workshops during the duration of their membership in the THESys Graduate Program.