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 

Speakers, Steering Committee and Management

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

Prof. Dr. Ute Nöthlings (IEL - Ernährungsepidemiologie)

The Steering Committee consists of the following members:

  • Prof. Dr. Jan Börner (Speaker, Faculty of Agriculture)
  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Conermann (Dean of the Faculty of Arts)
  • Prof. Dr. Ina Danquah (Hertz Chair "Innovation for Planetary Health")
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Durner (Representative of the dean of the Faculty of Law and Economics)
  • Prof. Dr. Mariele Evers (Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences)
  • Dr. Clarissa Glaser (Representative of academic staff)
  • Christian Hoffmann (Representative of administrative and technical staff)
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Holzgreve (University Hospital Bonn)
  • Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge (Faculty of Arts)
  • Prof. Dr. Heiner Kuhlmann (Spokesperson of the Cluster of Excellence PhenoRob)
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kusche (Faculty of Agriculture)
  • Prof. Dr. Detlef Müller-Mahn (Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences/Faculty of Arts)
  • Prof. Dr. Ute Nöthlings (Speaker, Faculty of Agriculture)
  • Prof. Dr. Ribana Roscher (Faculty of Agriculture)
  • Prof. Dr. Heiko Schoof (Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture)
  • Simon Sommerfeld (Representative of students)
  • Prof. Dr. Cyrill Stachniss (Spokesperson of the Cluster of Excellence PhenoRob)
  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Weber (Dean of the Faculty of Medicine)
  • Prof. Dr. Walter Witke (Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences)

Here you can find the directory of the more than 220 members of TRA Sustainable Futures. In addition to their names and contact details, you can find out about the institutes they belong to and their research interests. To the members.

Ruben Greif, Strategic Development and Quality Assurance
Phone: +49 228 73 54476

Hanna Zimmermann, Strategic Development and Quality Assurance
Phone: +49 228 73 54469
Mobile: +49 151 221 406 26

Email: tra6@uni-bonn.de

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Prof. Dr. Joachim von Braun, Center for Development Research (ZEF) and former Speaker of TRA Sustainable Futures, outlines the significance of the UN's sustainable development goals for global development.

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