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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


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


ISOE researcher Marion Mehring nominated for IPBES expert panel


The ISOE researcher Marion Mehring has been proposed by the German federal government for the expert panel “Conceptualisation of Values” of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The Federal Government has chosen 39 representatives from scientific and civil...more


GAIA Best Paper Award for ISOE scientist

Title GAIA 1/2013

The publishers of GAIA have chosen the contribution “Sustainability Science Requires a Critical Orientation” from Thomas Jahn for this year’s Best Paper silver award. The contribution starts off with the observation that due to the numerous unprecedented social-ecological crises the science system...more


ISOE extends its communication in the social media


Apart from the short message service Twitter the ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research comunicates via the social media platforms Vimeo, Scribd and Flickr. Here, up-to-date texts, graphics, photos and films are made available for viewing and download.more

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