Director Hornidge with Honors Lecture at the University of Bonn and contributions on science communication

Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge held one of the annual Honors Lectures at the University of Bonn and participated in workshop discussions at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Photo: Anna-Katharina Hornidge

Anna-Katharina Hornidge, ©DIE

Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge who holds a Professorship for Global Sustainable Development at the University of Bonn, held a Digital Honors Lecture at the University of Bonn on 29 June 2021 on „Refigurations of Modernity. Research for Global Common Good.“ The university’s annual Honors Lecture brings together students across all departments who have distinguished themselves due to special achievements in the university academic context. The lecture thus offered insights into DIE work to an audience from the full disciplinary range of the university. In her lecture, Prof. Hornidge addressed the global challenges of climate change and resource degradation from the local contexts of West Africa (fisheries) and Central Asia (agriculture). Following this context, she discussed what changes are needed in the global, as well as in the German science system and science funding structures to reinvent science as a driver for drastic reductions in CO2 emissions, climate stabilization, and circular wealth creation. Prof. Hornidge also highlighted the institutional consequences to be drawn at the intersection of university and non-university science and advocated systematic, structurally anchored cooperation, with simultaneous division of labor between university and non-university science.

Together with Tanja Vogel, Rebekka Hannes, Communications at DIE,  and Beatrice Dippel, researcher at DIE, Prof. Dr. Hornidge participated in the workshop „Innovative organizational forms of quality assurance in science communication“ organized by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities on July 2. The workshop aimed to reflect on science communication as it is practiced at university and non-university research institutions, including departmental research. It is part of a larger research project of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities on this issue. The DIE serves here as a case study from the field of departmental research.

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