Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
(2009, Potsdam; ~200 staff;

A multidisciplinary research institute that 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 “our politics, culture, economy, and technologies with the vision of sustainable development.” Its labor is guided by the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.



Leadership: Prof. Dr. Mark Lawrence (Scientific Director) and Prof. Karin Lochte (Chair)
Note: Prof. Klaus Töpfer was the Founding and Executive Director of the IASS. He was also former Director-General of the UN Environment Programme.

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