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The Chair for Sustainability and Transitions Research examines transformations of socio-technical systems and how these can be designed to be sustainable. In doing so, work from academic and applied transformation research is linked.

The Chair contributes to the application and communication of transdisciplinary approaches in sustainability and transformation research at the faculty and develops the basis for permanent networking and cooperation between the faculty members and non-university, non-profit institutes for sustainability and transformation research, such as the Öko-Institut e.V. in Freiburg.

In addition to the connection between theory and practice of sustainability research in a transdisciplinary perspective, the Chair focuses on the transformation of the energy sector. The main question is which strategies and instruments can be used to shape long-term system transformations.


Latest publications by Verena van Zyl-Bulitta
Dierk participates to workshop "Advancing Transformative Research"
Last December Dierk Bauknecht participated to the workshop "Advancing Transformative Research" hosted by the Centre for Innovation Systems & Policy Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT). Around 25 participants from universities and research centres across Europe and beyond accepted the invitation to the hybrid event in Vienna.