Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies

Founding Year: 2009

Staff: 200


Prof. Karin Lochte (Chair)

A multidisciplinary research institute, which aims “to develop transformative knowledge which is needed to pave the way towards sustainable societies through transdisciplinary research.”  In this context, they work towards aligning their “politics, culture, economy, and technologies” with their vision of sustainability. Undertaking “transdisciplinary, transformative and co-creative research”, with its labor isbeing guided by the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.




Note: Prof. Klaus Töpfer was the Founding and Executive Director of the IASS. He was also former Director-General of the UN Environment Programme.



Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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