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Institute of Political Science and Sociology


The “Forum Nachhaltigkeit” at the Institute of Political Science and Sociology is dedicated to inter- and transdisciplinary sustainability research. It serves as a platform for reflection on current theoretical and empirical questions related to the governance of sustainability and offers opportunities for joint work on socio-ecological transformation processes.

Transformation processes according to the 17 global sustainability goals confront complex societies with increasing problems that reveal: It is not enough to study climate change and the multiple crises that accompany it - such as biodiversity crises, humanitarian crises or energy crises - as a purely technical issue or question for the natural sciences. For these transformations are above all also a socio-political challenge. Social science research approaches are therefore needed. We would like to discuss and further develop such new approaches in the “Forum Nachhaltigkeit”.

Under the umbrella of the “Forum Nachhaltigkeit”, disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research projects are brought together, conferences and lectures are held, and publications are produced. Members of the Institute as well as the international scientific community and interested members of the public are invited to join these activities.