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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New project: Healthy and Biodiverse Edible Cities

The new research project “Healthy and Biodiverse Edible Cities” (HEBEDI), led by THESys Member Dr. Ina Säumel and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), explores the impact of biodiversity on urban health. A transdisciplinary Community of Knowledge and Practice Building on the successes of EdiCitNet and the HealthyLiving projects, IRI…

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Successful PhD: Congratulations to Krys Unverzagt

On 13 May 2024, Krys Unverzagt successfully defended her PhD thesis “Enactments of Knowledge and Social Order in Participatory Modelling: An Ethnographic Perspective on the Relationship between Science and Democracy”, supervised by Prof. Jörg Niewöhner and Prof. Tobias Krüger, at the Institut für Europäische Ethnologie (IfEE) and IRI THESys. She graduated with summa cum laude.…

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KOSMOS-Lesung by Hermann Lotze-Campen

On 30 May 2024, Prof. Hermann Lotze-Campen will give a KOSMOS-Lesung on agricultural and food transformation. The agricultural economist will explain why such a transformation is urgently needed, but also possible, and why it is of central importance for shaping the Anthropocene in a sustainable way. A comprehensive agricultural and food transformation is possible -…

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Successful PhD: Congratulations to Janine Hauer

On 01 March 2024, Janine Hauer successfully defended her PhD thesis “Transforming the ricescape. A case study from Burkina Faso”, supervised by Prof. Jonas Ø. Nielsen and Prof. Jörg Niewöhner, at the Geography Department at HU Berlin. She graduated with summa cum laude. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Ouagadougou and Bagré Janine’s thesis traces how…

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Video recording online: KOSMOS-Lesung by Tilman Brück

On 15 February 2024, economist Prof. Tilman Brück (HU Berlin & IGZ) gave a KOSMOS-Lesung at HU Berlin. In his lecture “Towards Zero Hunger”, he presented the various factors that influence food security worldwide. Using examples from different countries in Asia and Africa, he explored the question of whether and how development aid and humanitarian…

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