Impressions from our Summer School

Impressions from our Summer School

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The TIB conference recording service produced this “brilliant” video clip from our Summer School:

Documentation online

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The documentation of the summer school can now be found here:

Further “brilliant” impressions from our summer school

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Newspaper report on the Summer School

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The German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau reports on our summer school: Transdisciplinary challenges in the global water sector. Water supply, declining groundwater, chemical pollution and micro plastics are highlighted:,0#artpager-1557358-1

We tried to translate the article to English, you can find it here:

Transdisciplinarity – The Swiss Army knife of science

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The first recording of our summer school is already online.

Dr. Alexandra Lux talked about “Transdisciplinarity: New Mode of Research” on the first day of the summer school.

You can find it here:

In the following days you will find all the further talks here:

Thanks to the conference recording team of the TIB Hannover ( and especially to Alexandra Lux for setting the stage for the following days!


“Brilliant Minds” are facing a hot week

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A hot and exciting week ahead of more than 40 “Brilliant Minds”.

We are looking forward to defy the weather and are happy to enjoy the cooling effect of the river Nidda during our excursion on Monday!

That’s the reason for calling it Summer school.

Round of lecturers completed

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We are happy to announce that with Dr. Monica Berger Gonzalez De White and Leonard Higi our round of lecturers is now completed.
Our list of lecturers and trainers:
Dr. Monica Berger Gonzalez De White (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute)
Dr. Matthias Bergmann (Institute for Social-Ecological Research & Leuphana University Lüneburg)
Dr. Bastian Drees (Lab Non-Textual Materials, Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology – TIB Hannover)
Leonard Higi (IaF Urbane Zukunft (PaSyMo) University of Applied Sciences Potsdam)
Gerd Hofmann (Regional Council Darmstadt)
PD Dr. Diana Hummel (Institute for Social-Ecological Research)
Heide Kerber (Institute for Social-Ecological Research)
Dr. Jens Libbe (German Institute of Urban Affairs)
Robert Luetkemeier (Institute for Social-Ecological Research)
Dr. Alexandra Lux (Institute for Social-Ecological Research)
Prof. Dr. Jörg Oehlmann (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Dr. Regina Rhodius (RwL „Knowledge Dialogue Northern Black Forest”, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
Philipp Schrögel (Karlsruhe Institute for Technology)

More details can be found here:

Call for Participation closed

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Thank you very much for the great interest in our summer school!

The call is now closed and we are looking at the numerous, highly interesting applications. These have reached us from many regions of the world – from the Philippines to Alaska. We’ll get back to all applicants soon.

Dr. Matthias Bergmann appointed honorary professor at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg

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We congratulate Dr. Matthias Bergmann on his appointment as honorary professor of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. Dr. Bergmann is one of our lecturers at the summer school “Brilliant Minds for Social-Ecological Transformations”. On 2 May he gave his inaugural lecture entitled “In Search of Impact – Promoting transdisciplinary research for society and science”.
We look forward to the exchange with him and all lecturers.

See also ISOE’s (German) news:


Summer school recordings

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In order to increase the summer school’s reach and the exchange about its contents also in the aftermath, we will make use of the TIB conference recording service.