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Prof. Dr. Jakob Rhyner




Prof. Dr.
Jakob Rhyner

Global Change and
Systemic Risks

Faculty of Agriculture

Meckenheimer Allee 172, 53115 Bonn

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JSince December 2018, Jakob Rhyner is professor for Global Change and Systemic Risks the Faculty of Agriculture and Scientific Director of the Innovation Campus Bonn, a joint project with the Center of Development Research (ZEF), United Nation University (UNU-EHS), University of Applied Science (FH Bonn Rhein-Sieg), the German Development Institute (DIE) and the International Center for Conversion (BICC).

In 1988 he received a PhD in theoretical physics from ETH Zurich and then joined the industrial research center of ABB Ltd., where he was active in the modelling of electrical networks and components. In 2001 he moved to the Swiss Institute for Snow- and Avalanche Research in Davos, as head head of the department Avalanche Warning and Risk Management From 2006 he was head of the institute. 2011 he changed to the United Nation University of Bonn, as vice rector and director of the Institute for Environment and Human Security.

His research interests lies in the field of risk and sustainability.

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