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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ortwin Renn

Former scientfic director ZIRIUS


Ortwin Renn served as full professor and Chair of Environmental Sociology and Technology Assessment at the University of Stuttgart (Germany). Until July 2017 he directed the Stuttgart Research Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies at the University of Stuttgart (ZIRIUS). He also directs the non-profit company DIALOGIK, a research institute for the investigation of communication and participation processes in environmental policy making. Renn also serves as Adjunct Professor for “Integrated Risk Analysis” at Stavanger University (Norway) and as Affiliate Professor for “Risk Governance” at Beijing Normal University. Since February 2016 he serves as Scientific Director of the IASS institute in Potsdam.

Email: ortwin.renn(a)iass.de