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River Stories. A Walkshop along the Spree & Panke

On June 30th, the project AnthropoScenes held a joint event with the Mosse Lectures with stories and science about the political, cultural and ecological aspects of the Panke and Spree Rivers in Berlin. Taking place within the Open Humboldt Festival, folks were invited to walk along the rivers and explore Berlin’s rivers from both a…

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Prolongation of IRI THESys for a third funding period

The Kuratorium of HU Berlin decided to prolong IRI THESys for a third period on June 20. Thus, IRI THESys will be supported through university funds until May 2025. The Kuratorium’s decision is based on the successful evaluation of IRI THESys by an external review panel led by Ralf Seppelt (UFZ and University of Halle-Wittenberg)…

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THESys Pre-Doc Scholarships 2022

IRI THESys offers Pre-Doc Scholarships for Master students or graduates who wish to pursue a doctorate at IRI THESys, Humboldt-Universität. The program offers funding for the transition phase between the end of a Master’s program and the beginning of a doctorate to help the recipients to focus on the preparation of their doctorate. The application…

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Crisis Talk & Water Concert at the Long Night of Sciences

After a two-year break, the Long Night of Sciences celebrates its comeback on 2 July 2022 and will once again take place in presence – with a special focus on current crises. IRI THESys participates with a crisis talk and a water concert. CRISIS TALKS – Nature’s crises on the couch   July 2nd, 20:35-22:00…

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Interview with groundwater expert Theresa Frommen

THESys postdoc Dr. Theresa Frommen makes the invisible groundwater visible. And she is doing so both in Berlin and in Jaipur, India, as she reports in an interview on the HU news portal. “Many people mistakenly perceive groundwater as an infinite resource” What the hydrogeologist has found is that many people mistakenly perceive groundwater as…

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CliWaC: Making Berlin-Brandenburg more crisis-proof

Heavy rainfall in Berlin, falling water levels in the lakes of Brandenburg and changes in ecosystem services. These are the central topics of the Einstein Research Unit Climate and Water under Change (CliWaC), which focuses on Berlin-Brandenburg as a model region for research on the risks and solutions of altered water resources under climate change.…

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New paper on the impact of the pandemic on urban life

A new paper by THESys member Ina Säumel and her colleague Simone Sanft (FU Berlin) shows how the pandemic exacerbates existing inequities and negative impacts in urban neighborhoods. Changing use and perception of residential greenery in multistory housing in Berlin The pandemic exacerbates existing inequities and negative impacts in urban neighborhoods. Environmentally and socioeconomically disadvantaged…

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Science magazine NANO: Jörg Niewöhner about the climate crises

In the 3sat science magazine NANO, THESys Director Jörg Niewöhner explains what the climate crisis teaches us: As democratic societies, we have to decide how we want to live in the future. The social anthropologist argues that the climate crisis should not be limited to reducing CO2 emissions, but should also take social aspects into…

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