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280250 SE Sustainable Solutions for Planetary Health (2021W)

Environmental Engagements: talks (PI)

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Please note: talks will only take place on the following dates:

13.10.2021. Nicole Lieger: "A Circular Economy – Going Way Beyond Recycling" (Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna)

27.10.2021. Atakan Aral: "A Computational Approach Towards Early Detection of Micropollutants in Rivers" (Scientific Computing, University of Vienna)

17.11.2021. Ulrike Felt: "An environmental problem in search for a political solution – The case of the single-use plastic directive" (Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna)

01.12.2021. Thilo Hofmann: "Nano in Plant Agriculture: Risks and Opportunities" (Department of Environmental Geosciences, University of Vienna)

12.01.2022. Freddy Kleitz: "What can we do to improve the recovery and recycling of critical materials?" (Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Vienna)

26.01.2022. Stephanie Nitsch: "Wind Power from a Civil Law Perspective" (Law Studies, University of Vienna)

**For any questions, please send an email to the tutor of the course, Johannes Ehrendorfer.**

Wednesday 13.10. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Wednesday 27.10. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Wednesday 17.11. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Wednesday 01.12. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Wednesday 12.01. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Wednesday 26.01. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

For the first time in the history of humankind the human-induced socio-ecological crises are approaching or crossing planetary boundaries, threatening the very possibilities of survival on Earth. Only rapid and profound changes can steer us to a pathway towards planetary health. In order to make these transitions as safe and as just as possible, certain values and basic principles need to be considered and evidence-based decisions must be made. Thus, to achieve sustainable solutions for planetary health, a plurality of perspectives is required. This is what the “Environmental Engagements: talks”-series hosted by the Environmental Research Network aims at: Giving a platform to researchers from diverse backgrounds conducting cutting-edge environmental research at the University of Vienna, who are ready to engage with a broad audience beyond disciplinary boundaries through highly timely and solution-focused exchanges.

Assessment and permitted materials

Attendance at the talks
Pass / Fail: Attendance of 4 out of 6 talks

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Pass / Fail: Attendance of 4 out of 6 talks

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory


Last modified: Fr 12.05.2023 00:22