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Academic mission statement

The Institute for Social Change and Sustainability (IGN) is embedded in the Department of Socio-economics, which has a well-established focus on issues of sustainability in its research as well as its teaching programmes. Indeed, the Department hosts a number of Chairs and Institutes specialising on particular aspects of sustainability. The IGN has been established, and is fronted, by Prof. Dr. Ingolfur Blühdorn (formerly at the University of Bath, UK), who has joined the WU as Professor for Social Sustainability in September 2015.  

Sustainability from the perspective of the social sciences

Sustainability in the Anthropocene

Research questions

Descriptive-analytical approach

The next five years