Co-operation & Networks

The Wuppertal Institute collaborates with a multitude of universities and institutes in Germany and abroad.

Formal cooperation agreements have been concluded with some universities and research institutions. Many scientists from the Wuppertal Institute teach at a university, mainly in Germany. Additionally, the institute is active in numerous research networks. These often cover in addition to science also other social groups and stakeholders. Furthermore, the institute stays in touch with its former employees through the alumni network.

Declaration of intent at the Tsinghua University
Signing of the declaration of intent at the Tsinghua University Beijing

The University of Wuppertal and the Wuppertal Institute together operate the research centre TransZent. The institute is also a member of the Johannes Rau Research Association.

Net- works

In order to promote sustainability research and to mutually profit from each other's knowledge and experience, the Wuppertal Institute is active in numerous research networks. Partially trans-disciplinary, they often cover in addition to science also other social groups and stakeholders.

International

IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The IPCC is a scientific body. It reviews and assesses the most recent scientific, technical and socio-economic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate change.

International Resource Panel

The International Resource Panel was set up by th United Nations Environment Programme to develop holistic approaches to the management of global resources.

LCS-Rnet - Low Carbon Society Research Network

With the direct link between LCS-RNet and the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting process, researchers will continue efforts to communicate with decision-makers and various stakeholders to share social, economic and scientific research findings to help realise low-carbon societies.

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Germany

Launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in August 2012, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) mobilises scientific and technical expertise from academia, civil society, and the private sector in support of sustainable development problem solving at local, national, and global scales.

DUN - Desertec University Network

Academic and research institutions in the EU-MENA region in order to achieve the optimal benefits of the DESERTEC Concept.

SLoCaT - Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport

Improves the knowledge on sustainable low carbon transport, helps develop better policies and catalyze their implementation. Over 50 organizations have joined the Partnership, including UN organizations, multilateral development banks, technical cooperation agencies, NGOs, research organizations and other organizations.

WISIONS "Regional Partnerships"

Partnerships and networks of the WISIONS initiative promote the demonstration of sustainable energy technologies in key regions by facilitating the exchange of experiences and by providing financial support to a number of selected projects.

GenderCC - Women for Climate Justice

Platform for information, knowledge, and networking on gender and climate change.

ARE - Alliance for Rural Electrification

The Alliance for Rural Electrification is a vital global network of innovative and dedicated professionals who promote and provide technological and financial solutions for rural electrification. As an international business association, ARE is representing the decentralised energy sector working towards the integration of renewables into rural electrification markets in developing and emerging countries.

Europe

eceee - European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

Membership-based non-profit association which generates and provides evidence-based knowledge and analysis of policies, and facilitates co-operation and networking through our Summer Studies, workshops, and social media.

EUREC - European Renewable Energy Research Centres Agency

Brussels-based European association connecting the leading research centres and university departments active in the field of renewable energy technology.

ETC/SCP - European Topic Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production

Membership-based non-profit association which generates and provides evidence-based knowledge and analysis of policies, and facilitates co-operation and networking through our Summer Studies, workshops, and social media.

CAN Europe - Climate Action Network

Worldwide network of over 700 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in more than 90 countries, working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.

SusLabNWE

Creation of a networked infrastructure for innovation on sustainability in the home enviroment that enables user-centred testing and development in a living laboratories and testing houses at five locations. Project of the INTERREG IVB North West Europe (NWE) Programme.

National

NaWis - Nachhaltige Wissenschaft

Established by the Universities Kassel and Lüneburg as well as the Wuppertal Institute and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) this association aims at promoting the trans-disciplinary sustainability research in the German science system both at universities and at other non-university science institutions.

Ecornet - Ecological Research Network

Seven pioneering institutes in sustainability research have joined together, forming the "Ecological Research Network" (Ecornet), a network of non-university, non-profit German research institutes focusing on environmental and sustainability research.

FVEE - Forschungsverbund Erneuerbare Energien

Renewable Energy Research Association - a nationwide cooperation of research institutes working on the research and development of methods and techniques in the field of renewable energies and their integration in energy systems as well as energy efficiency and energy storage.

Netzwerk Ressourceneffizienz

Resource Efficiency Network - a forum of all players in the field resource efficiency.

Kompetenzpool Ressourceneffizienz

Competence Pool Resource Efficiency - a network of partners from economy, research and administration on national and state level which provides support in planning and implementing resource efficiency measures.

PND - PIUS-Netzwerk-Deutschland

PND-PIUS-Network Germany - a nationwide initiative with the aim to bring together professionals and experts from economy, science, consultancy and administration in Germany to exchange and transfer know-how and technology.

Forum Umwelt & Entwicklung, AG Frauen

The German Forum on Environment & Development was founded on 12 December 1992 after a UN conference on Environment and Development ("Rio"). Its purpose is to coordinate German NGOs in international political processes on sustainable development. The working group was established in 1995 by women from NGOs and scientists. They aim to integrate gender perspectives as a cross-question into environmental, developmental and sustainability politics.

North Rhine-Westphalia

Research network "The Reacting Atmosphere"

The objective of the network is to understand the highly complex regulatory cycles in the atmosphere taking into account all important parameters, to identify important atmospheric processes, to examine policies with respect to their consequences and, based on this to derive recommendations on how in a changing world targeted suggestions for improvement can be realised.

Kompetenznetzwerk Kraftwerke NRW

Competence Network Power Plants NRW. Representatives coming from power plant operators and producers, from science and research as well as from politics work together across companies on the technology assessment in the field of power plant technique.

Kompetenznetzwerk Wasserstoff + Brennstoffzelle NRW

Competence Centre Hydrogen + Fuel Cell NRW. The network as a part of the Energy Agency NRW joins experienced and new players in the field of cell fuel and hydrogen technique with the aim to join forces in advancing their development and introduction on the market.

Netzwerk Verbraucherforschung NRW

Network Consumer Research NRW - The Network is part of the Verbraucherzentrale NRW (Consumer Advice Centre) and joins scientists working in the field of consumer research in NRW or being interested in this subject.

Neue Effizienz - Bergische Gesellschaft für Ressourceneffizienz mbH

The Neue Effizienz's objective is to enhance the resource efficiency of the "Bergisches Städtedreieck" (the city triangle of Wuppertal, Solingen and Remscheid) above average and thus to increase the innovation and competition power of the region itself and of corporations that are located there. For this goal, it brings together economy, science and municipalities.

Alumni Network

The alumni network allows an easy interaction of former and current employees to keep in touch. Alumni Days take place on a regular basis, see Alumni Day 2015.

Our active networking takes place in the social network XING within the group "Alumni Wuppertal Institut". By mid-2016, there were 293 registered members in that group, new members are always welcome: www.xing.com/net/alumniwi

We intend to bring together our alumni as well beyond XING. With the registration form, you have the possibility to enrol in the alumni network.

Contact

Nadja Schiemann

Tel.: +49 202 2492-122

Fax: +49 202 2492-250

nadja.schiemann@wupperinst.org

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