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Opening Event - Young Academy for Sustainability Research (YAS)

Opening Event - Young Academy for Sustainability Research (YAS)
When Oct 28, 2021
from 06:00 PM to 08:15 PM
Where Aula (KG I)
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Attendees Auf Einladung / invitation only
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Official opening: Young Academy for Sustainability Research (YAS)

 

On October 28th, 2021, FRIAS will officially launch the new Young Academy for Sustainability Research, funded by the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation. The Academy is made up of postdocs from a wide variety of disciplines and aims to promote scientific, in particular interdisciplinary, discourse as well as initiatives at the interfaces between science and society in the field of sustainability.

At the opening event the members of the academy will be officially introduced and welcomed. The event will include greetings by Minister Thekla Walker (Ministry of the environment, climate protection and Energy sector BW), Rector Prof. Dr. Krieglstein (University of Freiburg) and mayor Prof. Dr. Martin Haag (City of Freiburg). Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Klaus Töpfer (Federal Minister, ret.) will give a keynote speech, and academy members will discuss with representatives of the city of Freiburg and senior experts on “Transformative Cities”.

The event will be held in English. It will be livestreamed via the university's vieo plattform. Watch the livestream here.

 YAS Banner (c)FRIAS

 

Programme of the opening event

Time

6:00 pm

Welcome

Vice-President Prof. Dr. Daniela Kleinschmit (University of Freiburg)

Greetings

Rector Prof. Dr. Krieglstein (University of Freiburg), Minister Thekla Walker (Ministry of the environment, climate protection and Energy sector BW) (digital),  Prof. Dr. Martin Haag (City of Freiburg)

Introduction

FRIAS & YAS Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Bernd Kortmann (Executive Director, FRIAS)

Musical intermezzo

 

6:45 pm

Keynote

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Klaus Töpfer (Federal minister ret.)

Musical intermezzo

 

7:15 pm

Discussion

Transformative Cities: Prof. Dr. Michael Pregernig (University of Freiburg), Prof. Dr. Arnim Wiek (Arizona State University), Dr. Leila Niamir (YAS), Dr. Rita Silva Sousa (YAS)

Musical intermezzo

 

Presentation and Interview

Science and art: Katrin von Lehmann (artist); Interview with Prof. Dr. Veronika Lipphardt (University of Freiburg)

8:15 pm

Conclusion

Vice-President Prof. Dr. Daniela Kleinschmit (University of Freiburg)

 

 

Find out more about the Young Academy for Sustainability Research