Prof. Dr. Flurina Schneider

Scientific Director, Spokesperson of the Executive Board

 +49 69 7076919-0
 +49 69 7076919-11

Flurina Schneider is scientific director and spokesperson of the institute’s executive board, and professor in social ecology and transdisciplinarity at Goethe University Frankfurt. Her research focuses on learning and action for sustainability transformations, as well as on transdisciplinary research and science policy for sustainability. She graduated in geography, botany and law at University of Basel, and received her venia docendi by the University of Bern with a habilitation thesis entitled: “Transdisciplinary and Transformative Research for Sustainable Governance of Natural Resources: Towards Intra- and Intergenerational Justice”. Until 2020, she served as head of the Land Resources Cluster at the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland.

Focus of research

  • Sustainability science and social-ecological research
  • Learning and action for sustainability transformations
  • Transdisciplinary co-production of knowledge
  • Science policy for sustainability


  • Global Alliance for Inter- and Transdisciplinarity (ITD Alliance)
  • Global Land Project (GLP)
  • Future Earth Pathways Initiative
  • Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology (SAGUF)

Projects at CDE, University of Bern


  • No inactive projects found