Transition Research

Sustainable developments require integrated policy and economy approaches. Questions regarding developments that are fit for the future can most likely not fully be answered or addressed within departments or individual science disciplines.

Sustainable developments require integrated policy and economy approaches. Questions regarding developments that are fit for the future can most likely not fully be answered or addressed within departments or individual science disciplines. That's where the Wuppertal Institute's research programme with its transdiciplinary and system knowledge oriented approach begins. As part of a transformative science, it is aimed at designing transitions towards a sustainable development.

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Research Groups

With their individual research focus, the research groups deal with the key stages of the problem analysis for the understanding of transition processes, develop visions, design experiments and compile contributions for the diffusion of successful transformation approaches.

Projects

Research at the Wuppertal Institute mostly takes place in projects funded by third parties. Each year we conduct more than one 150 projects. To search for a project in a specific field of activity, please follow one of the links below or on the right.