Transdisciplinary Research

Transdisciplinary Research Areas

Our six Transdisciplinary Research Areas (TRAs) create areas for exploration and innovation in research and teaching at the University of Bonn. Outstanding researchers collaborate across faculties and focus on key scientific, technological and social issues of the future.

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Mathematics, Modelling and Simulation of Complex Systems

How do complex systems actually work? Interaction of mathematical modelling, classical observational methods, data simulation and creative spirit.

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Building Blocks of Matter and Fundamental Interactions

How do the building blocks of matter interact? How do complex structures emerge at the different length scales of nature? Find out more about our research.

© Volker Lannert/Uni Bonn

Life and Health

Understanding the complexity of life - developing new strategies for health.
Read more about TRA Life and Health.

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Individuals, Institutions and Societies

Complex relationships between the individual, institutions and societies – developing new views of micro- and macrophenomena.

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Past Worlds and Modern Questions. Cultures Across Time and Space

We foster and network research on the preconditions and conditions of the emergence of modern societies as well as on negotiation processes of heritage.

© Volker Lannert/ Universität Bonn

Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Futures

The TRA Sustainable Futures researches institutional, science- and technology-based innovations in the field of sustainability.


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Dr. Ines Heuer

Strategic Development and Quality Assurance

+49 228 73 7222

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Dr. Eva Drews

Strategic Development and Quality Assurance

+49 228 73 66204

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