The research group is funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The Robert Bosch Stiftung is one of Europe’s largest foundations associated with a private company. In its charitable work, it addresses social issues at an early stage and develops exemplary solutions. To this purpose, it develops and implements its own projects. Additionally, it supports third-party initiatives that have similar goals. The Robert Bosch Stiftung is active in the areas of health, science, society, education, and international relations.


International Universities

To offer our PhD students a wide range of opportunities for gaining additional research experience within their internship of up to 12 months, we partnered with our colleagues from the „International Network of Programs in Sustainability – NEPS“:
School of Sustainability
Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies
International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development (ICIS)
Stellenbosch University
Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S)
Institute of Sustainability
Graduate Program on Sustainability Science (PCS)

National Research Institutions

Additionally, students have the opportunity to gain additional research experience within their internship at one of our national partners which are frontrunner institutes in sustainability science:
Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung Heidelberg (ifeu)
Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung
Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS)
Wuppertal Institut