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The broad aim of the program is to understand globalization and uncover the drivers and mechanisms behind its effects on social-ecological systems at multiple scales, with an explicit focus on different aspect of economics.

  • Create a platform for interdisciplinary scientific collaboration on the challenges of global change and sustainability, with specific focus on how local-to-global, cross-scale interactions affect human well-being and the sustainable use of resources
  • Facilitate and promote collaboration between early career economists and scientists from other social sciences and the natural sciences.
  • Combine diverse knowledge systems and experiences, and conduct research for a broad understanding about the preconditions and opportunities for sustainable societal development in the new global context.
  • Our vision is to conduct research that integrates social, economic, and ecological perspectives and data to explore scientific frontiers that lie at the nexus between these academic disciplines