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Henning Nuissl: new Academic Chair of the Circle U. Democracy Hub

Since November 2023, THESys Member Prof. Henning Nuissl has been playing an active role in the Circle U. initiative, in which nine leading European universities – including HU Berlin – have joined forces to contribute to democratic, healthy and sustainable social development through teaching and research. How to strengthen democracy and civic engagement Together with…

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Official launch of the new Edible Cities Network online platform

On December 1st, the Edible Cities Network team held a webinar attended by over 60 people where their newly developed platform was presented. The website combines all resources, previous platforms, lessons learned, and most importantly the connections that were made during the project. It aims to connect and inspire changemakers from all over the world…

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Successful PhD: Congratulations to Tomás Usón

On 07 December 2023, Tomás Usón successfully defended his PhD thesis “Remembering Future Disasters: Temporal Ecologies in the Peruvian Andes” at the Institute of European Ethnology at HU Berlin. He graduated with summa cum laude. The PhD thesis was supervised by Prof. Ignacio Farías and Prof. Sharon Macdonald (both HU Berlin) and further evaluated by…

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Hello students: Apply for our Humboldt-Scholarship – deadline on 6 February!

The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is once again awarding scholarships from the Deutschlandstipendium programme to its students. Among them are 15 positions for the Humboldt-Scholarship Sustainability & Global Justice, which is based at IRI THESys. Interested students are invited to apply until 15 January 2024! Next Humboldt-Scholarship: Sustainability and Democracy Starting in April 2024, 15 Bachelor’s…

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Humboldt-Preis for Hannah Prawitz

On 13 November 2023, Hannah Prawitz, former student assistant at IRI THESys, was awarded the Humboldt-Preis 2023 for her master thesis “Towards modeling the Anthropocene: Conception and analysis of planetary-scale social-ecological feedbacks”, which was supervised by Tobias Krüger (IRI THESys) and Jonathan Donges (PIK). The award honors outstanding academic work by students and junior researchers…

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Successful PhD: Congratulations to Constanze Werner

On 25 October 2023, Constanze Werner successfully defended her PhD thesis and graduated with magna cum laude. In her PhD project, Constanze Werner assessed the global biophysical potential and limitations of a negative emission technology that is currently underrepresented in these discussions: pyrogenic carbon capture and storage (PyCCS). We congratulate Constanze on the completion of…

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Remaking Berlin: digital Berlin tour awarded the Conrad-Matschoß Prize

With their digital tour of Berlin’s infrastructure history, science communications expert Pauline Münch and historian Timothy Moss have won this year’s Conrad-Matschoß Prize in the category “popular science”. The prize was awarded on 28 September 2023 by the VDI (German Association of Engineers). The Conrad-Matschoß-Prize is given every other year for outstanding contributions to the…

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Next KOSMOS-Lesung by Prof. Kirsten Meyer

On 09 November 2023, the philosopher Prof. Kirsten Meyer will give a KOSMOS-Lesung on the topic of intergenerational justice. She will explore the question of what responsibility we have towards future generations when it comes to climate change. Responsibility towards future generations in the context of climate change 09.11.2023, 19.00-20.30 Uhr HU Berlin, Unter den…

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Call out: THESys Award 2023 for Bachelor and Master theses 

Since 2015, the IRI THESys has been awarding prizes for excellent Bachelor and Master theses in the field of human-environmental research. Now, all bachelor and master graduates of HU Berlin are again invited to apply for our THESys Award! Applications can be submitted during the application period from 15 September to 15 November 2023. Who…

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