GERICS Online Colloquium
|Referent||Prof. Wolfgang Beywl - senior professor at the School of Education, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland and founder (since 1997) and co-owner of Univation - Evaluation Institute, Cologne, Germany.|
|Information||further dates to follow|
- Please register here for Prof. Wolfgang Beywl - senior professor at the School of Education, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland and founder (since 1997) and co-owner of Univation - Evaluation Institute, Cologne, Germany.
Evaluation Science and Transdisciplinary Research - On the Threshold of a Next Transformation? The significance of values and criteria
Scholars have been addressing the question of how to systematically evaluate transdisciplinary research for 20 years. The international discussion has been initiated by some German-speaking scholars. Their writings are still influential today.
Evaluation science looks back on four generations since the 19th century: 1 Measuring, 2 Describing 3 Valuing 4 Negotiating. A humble content analysis of publications shows that transdisciplinary research has not conceptually or only superficially incorporated this evolution of evaluation science into its understanding of evaluation. The lecture addresses the parallelism of this evaluation-evolution with the mode1 / mode2 discussion in transdisciplinary research. It provides a basic understanding of the unique position of evaluation science: systematic valuation based on empirical data, including some central concepts as social values, criteria, criterion points, valuation synthesis.
GERICS Online Colloquium „Our Future in a Changing Climate”
Science-based solutions are key for a climate resilient Europe, the adaptation to the impact of climate change and the ability to adapt and transform societies to a low carbon lifestyle (the Paris lifestyle). The development and implementation of such solutions are our major challenges today. Transdisciplinary and interactive research on climate adaptation and transformation is therefore a prerequisite in supporting societal change.
To strengthen the interactions between GERICS and partners and in order to enhancing collaborations within Hereon and with national and international institutions, GERICS is organizing an online colloquium series on “Our Future in a Changing Climate”, focusing not only on the field of climate adaptation and transformation but on a variety of topics related to climate change impact. On the one hand GERICS wants to present progress on research and publications as well as on climate service products and activities. On the other hand, new insights and new emerging fields of interests shall be discussed internally and externally with invited guests and partners. With the colloquium research ideas and exchanges will be facilitated in a new and creative way of interacting.
External (national and international) guests and experts are frequently invited to share ideas and opinions, and to jointly develop new fields of collaborations.
The lectures are held in English.
Location: Currently online (Zoom Webinar).
Time: GERICS Online Colloquium takes place on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. CET (depending on availability of international guests).
• Maria Wolff (organization)
• Tania Guillén (invitation of international guests)
• Uwe Kehlenbeck (advertisement and website)
• Katerina Davydok (administration)
The dates of the colloquium series
|Date||Time||Lecturer||Lecture title (click title for abstract)|
|January 26||4 pm||Prof. Wolfgang Beywl - senior professor at the School of Education, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland and founder (since 1997) and co-owner of Univation - Evaluation Institute, Cologne, Germany.||Evaluation Science and Transdisciplinary Research - On the Threshold of a Next Transformation? The significance of values and criteria|
|November 24||3 pm||Maria del Pilar Bueno - Member of UNFCCC adaptation committee/ National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (Argentina)||Adaptation in the multilateral climate architecture of the Convention|
|October 13||4 pm||Prof. Dr. Dirk Neumann - Chairholder for Information Systems Research at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg||Predicting residential electricity consumption using aerial and street view images|
|September 22||4 pm||Sirkku Juhola - Professor of urban environmental policy, University of Helsinki, Finland||Gaps in Adaptation: Research and policy|
|September 1||4 pm||Dr. Paul V. Desanker - Manager, Response Subdivision, Adaptation Division, United Nations Climate Change Secretariat||A Global Open NAP|
|June 23||4 pm||Dr. Moumini Savadogo - Executive Director of WASCAL|
& Dr. Thierry Fotso-Nguemo - Participant of ClimapAfrica/WASCAL programme
|WASCAL - West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use|
|June 9||4 pm||Prof. Dr. Hermann Held - Universität Hamburg||Cost Effective Energy Scenarios to Meet Temperature Targets: Does a Hedging Approach Change Economic Policy Recommendations?|
|26 May||5 pm||Prof. Dr. David Bruhn & Dr. Sven Fuchs – GFZ Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam||Unlocking the potential of the German subsurface: heat and CO2 storage are safe options for achieving Net-Zero|
|12 May||10.30 am||Prof. Dr. Shih-Chun Candice Lung (IEH & RCEC)|
Prof. Dr. Yue-Gau Chen (RCEC)
|Transdisciplinary research on heat-health warning System|
|21 April||4 pm||Klaus Goergen, Alexandre Belleflamme, Sebastian Bathiany & Diana Rechid – FZ Jülich & GERICS||ADAPTER: Simulation-based products for a weather- and climate-resilient agriculture in Germany|
|14 April||5 pm||Kristie Ebi - University of Washington||Burning embers: synthesis of the health risks of climate change|
|17 March||5 pm||Rachel Warren - Tyndall Center, UK||Implications of Global Warming of 1.5-4°C in Six Vulnerable Countries|