Twelve Doctoral students

in the Robert Bosch research group “Processes of Sustainability Transformation” at the faculty of sustainability.

At Leuphana University of Lüneburg, foundation under public law, in cooperation with the Robert Bosch foundation started the project on October 1, 2017. For all twelve scholarships have been acquired highly qualified and engaged candidates. They just moved to their new offices in the new central building of the Leuphana University and started with a dense orientation workshop, giving theoretical and methodological introduction.

The scholarship requires enrolling in the doctoral programme at Leuphana University of Lüneburg as well as continuous and active participation in the programme of study.

Scholarships in the research group “Processes of Sustainability Transformation”

The following five perspectives reflect the different areas of expertise of the faculty and are represented with two PhD scholarships and supervisors each:

Transformations in the Perspective of Individual Learning and Communication
PhD 01a: From the Niche Cuisine to the Mainstream Kitchen? A Communication Perspective on Drivers and Barriers in Popularizing Local Alternative Food Systems (Working Title)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Daniel Fischer
PhD 01b: Transformative Learning in Real-World Laboratories (Working Title)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Barth

Transformations in the Perspective of Sustainability Management and Entrepreneurship
PhD 02a and b: Sustainability Transformation through Management and Entrepreneurship (Working Title)
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Jantje Halberstadt, Prof. Dr. Stefan Schaltegger

Transformations as a Process of Politics and Governance
PhD 03a: “Textile-Transition” as Political Challenge (Working Title)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Harald Heinrichs
PhD 03b: Food Sovereignty as Food System Transformation: Shifting the Scale of Governance (Working Title)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Julia Leventon

Transformations as a Process of Transdisciplinary Negotiation
PhD 04a: Local Real-world Experiments as Drivers of the Global Transformation towards Sustainable Food Systems (Working Title)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Daniel Lang
PhD 04b: International and Global Real-World Experiments to Identify Sustainable Opportunities for Complementing Local Food Systems (Working Title)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Arnim Wiek

Transformation in resource use
PhD 05a: A Social-Ecological System Perspective on the Disconnect between Food Production and Consumption (Working Title)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Henrik von Wehrden
PhD 05b: Sustainable Chemistry within the Textile Sector (Working Title)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Klaus Kümmerer

An additional cross-sectional perspective focuses on transdisciplinary integration across the different perspectives and methods of transdisciplinary transformation research with two additional PhD positions:
PhD 06a: Methods for integration in inter- and transdisciplinary research (Working Title)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ulli Vilsmaier
PhD 06b: Inter- and Tansdisciplinary Research as a Mode of Learning in Communities of Practice (Working Title)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Barth

For further information, please contact the spokesperson, Matthias Barth (matthias.barth@leuphana.de) or the senior researcher Lydia Kater-Wettstaedt (rbrg@leuphana.de)

General information on studying for a doctoral degree at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg can be found under: http://www.leuphana.de/en/graduate-school/doctorate.html

Further information on applying for the doctoral degree programme at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg can be found under: http://www.leuphana.de/en/graduate-school/doctorate/application.html

The doctoral scholarships as part of the research group “Processes of Sustainability Transformation” are 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.