About TRA Sustainable Futures

The Transdisciplinary Research Area (TRA) “Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Futures ” at the University of Bonn is a research alliance focusing on the issue of sustainability. Representatives from the University of Bonn drawn from the Faculty of Agriculture, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Law and Economics, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Bonn and non-university research organizations are involved in its work.

The most important academic and structural aims of the TRA are:

  1. Establishing an internationally-visible, interdisciplinary and inter-faculty research portfolio with a focus on:
    1. Modeling, Foresight, and Risk Assessment Capacity
    2. Technology & Digital World Innovations
    3. Institutional Innovation, Behavior and System Transformations
    4. Nutrition and Health
    5. Development and Change
  2. Identification and recruiting of excellent scientists
  3. Funding collaborative research projects
  4. The development of innovative research areas with the potential to contribute to sustainable transformation and transition processes.

The TRA works on the basis of its statute.

The TRA is managed by:

  • the two speakers
  • the steering committee
  • the general assembly 1

Speakers, Steering Committee and Management

Prof. Dr. Jan Börner (Institute of Food and Resource Economics2222)

Prof. Dr. Joachim von Braun (Center for Development Research3333)

The Steering Committee consists of the following members:

  • Prof. Dr. Jan Börner (Speaker, Faculty of Agriculture)
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Durner (Representative of the dean of the Faculty of Law and Economics)
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Heckelei (Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture)
  • Christian Hoffmann (Representative of administrative and technical staff)
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Holzgreve (University Hospital Bonn)
  • Prof. Dr. Barbara Kirchner (Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences)
  • Prof. Dr. Volker Kronenberg (Dean of the Faculty of Arts)
  • Prof. Dr. Heiner Kuhlmann (Speaker of the Cluster of Excellence PhenoRob)
  • Layla Mihatsch (Representative of academic staff)
  • Prof. Dr. Detlef Müller-Mahn (Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences/Faculty of Arts)
  • Prof. Dr. Ribana Roscher (Faculty of Agriculture)
  • Prof. Dr. Gabriel Schaaf (Faculty of Agriculture)
  • Julian Schöne (Representative of students)
  • Prof. Dr. Julia Verne (Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences/Faculty of Arts)
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim von Braun (Speaker, Center for Development Research)
  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Weber (Dean of the Faculty of Medicine)
Manager:  Hanna Zimmermann, Strategic Development and Quality Assurance

Phone: +49 175 1038957
Email: tra6@uni-bonn.de

Graduate Student Assistant: Ronja Jentgens
Email: jentgens@uni-bonn.de


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