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The Institute for Social-Ecological Research

ISOE is an independent institute that develops social-ecological concepts for sustainable development. As an innovative scientific think tank we undertake transdisciplinary research for society, policy makers and industry – providing support for sound decision-making processes. more


Resilience conference in southern France: Scientist from ISOE presents new research

At the international conference “Resilience 2014 – Resilience and Development: Mobilizing for transformation” from May 4th to May 8th in Montpellier/France, more than 800 scientists from around the world discussed how resilience – the capacity to deal with change and continue to develop – can be...more


World’s largest plant for alternative wastewater management in China: ISOE supports accompanying research

[Translate to Englisch:] Qingdao

The world’s first plant for novel sanitation systems with greywater reuse, which is supplying an entire city district in a decentralized way, took up operations in China at the end of April. The plant is the result of a long-standing German-Chinese research cooperation. During the implementation...more


ISOE evaluates water partnerships in Africa


On behalf of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), ISOE evaluates water partnerships in several African countries. With the partnerships within the International Water Stewardship Program (IWaSP), GIZ is taking a new approach in regions affected by water scarcity.more


CuveWaters research project at the IFAT 2014: “Aquadome” at the BMBF-booth

WaterChanges Aquadome

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will also be present at the IFAT, the world’s largest trade fair for environmental technology in Munich/Germany. From May 5th to May 9th, the BMBF will be presenting current research results from its funding priority “Sustainable water...more


ISOE will host the winners of the Science Forum “Green Talents” 2014

Green Talents

“Green Talents” is an international competition in which the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) annually honors young researchers from the field of sustainability research. This fall, the 25 award winners will be invited for a two-week stay to Germany to meet leading...more


The future of cycling: “mobile2020” final event

The final event of the project mobile2020, scheduled for 29th April, will present the results and highlights of mobile2020 and various current European projects on cycling promotion. Based on the approach of a sustainable mobility culture, ISOE researchers contributed to a training process for...more


New Executive Board at ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research

ISOE executive board

The ISOE executive board has changed: PD Dr. Diana Hummel and Dr. Engelbert Schramm have taken over from the founding members Dr. Irmgard Schultz and PD Dr. Thomas Kluge, who resigned for reasons of age. Diana Hummel and Engelbert Schramm have been performing their new function since April together...more

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