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Organisational structure

Structure         Managing board            Research         Courses        History

Organisational structure of the Institute

The Institute of Environmental Systems Research (IUSF) is is a multi-departmental institution of the Departments of Mathematics/Computer Science, Biology/Chemistry, Cultural Studies and Geosciences, Physics and Economics.

Managing board of the Institute

The managing board includes the following members:

  • Prof. Dr. Horst Malchow (IUSF, Theoretical Systems Science, Director)
  • Prof. Dr. May-Britt Kallenrode (IUSF, Numerical Physics - Modelling)
  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Pahl-Wostl (IUSF, Resources Management)
  • Prof. Dr. Gabriele Broll (Institute of Geography, School of Cultural Studies and Geography)
  • Dr. Geeske Scholz (IUSF, Resources Management)
  • Dr. Jürgen Berlekamp (IUSF, Applied Systems Science)
  • Clara Determann (Student, Two-Subject-BSc Environmental Systems Science/Chemistry)

Deputies:

  • Prof. Dr. Frank Hilker (Applied Systems Science)
  • Fabian Heitmann, MSc (Environmental Economy/Resources Management)
  • Elke Altekruse (Office)
  • Levin Nemesch (Student BSc Applied Systems Science)

 

Research

Research at the Institute is organised in the following research groups according to the current research_profile:

Degree programs

Degree programs in Systems Science are generally designed to be interdisciplinary. The Institute provides two Bachelor's programs and a Master's program.

Institutes history

The subject Applied Systems Science, which is equally interdisciplinary and multi-departmental, was founded in the winter semester 1989/90 together with the establishment of the degree programme Applied Systems Science. In the winter semester 1990/91, a complementary degree programme was also brought into being.

In total, six departments are involved in the teaching of Systems Science, whereby the emphasis lies on the School of Mathematics/Computer Science, which is also responsible for managing the course.

The C4 professorship in Applied Systems Science with a focus on Environmental Systems Analysis was filled in autumn 1992.

A further C3 professorship with the primary focus on Mathematical Modelling was filled at the beginning of 1996.

Thanks to funding from the German Federal Environmental Foundation another C4 professorship with main emphasis on Substance Flow Management was filled in autumn 2001 and assigned to Resources Management in 2010.

In 2007, an assistant professorship was established within the research area,  Applied Environmental Systems Analysis.

In 2010, two W2 professorships in Ecological Modelling were filled in a joint appointment with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig.

Due to age-related retirement the chair of Applied System Science was replaced in spring 2014.

In October 2014 the first ever Alexander von Humboldt Professor joined Osnabrück University: Prof. Stefanie Engel carries out research in Environmental Economics at the Institute of Environmental Systems Research.