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Activities 2006 - European Academy of Sciences and Arts

ACTIVITIES 2006

JOURNAL SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE

The new journal Sustainability Science seeks to understand the interactions within and

between global, social, and human systems, the complex mechanisms that lead to degradation

of these systems, and concomitant risks to human well-being and security. Authors

are encouraged to be problem-oriented, proposing visions and methods for protecting

and/or restoring these systems and linkages. It provides a platform for building a new academic

discipline, sustainability science, which can point the way to a sustainable global

society. It will promote science-based predictions and impact assessments of global

change, and seek ways to ensure that such predictions and assessments can be understood

and accepted by society and thus be used to strengthen the social system. For this

purpose, clear benchmarks and indicators should be identified for the sustainable restoration

of global, social, and human systems and their interaction. Sustainability Science

aims to address such issues by creating a transdisciplinary academic structure and discovery

process that fuses the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The journal

welcomes articles and reports on any of the various systems that must be sustainably

maintained in a comprehensive manner to ensure the achievement of global sustainability

Such systems include: global systems comprising natural resources, energy, and ecosystems

that support human life; social systems comprising national economies, governments,

industries, and technological structures; and human systems comprising individual

lifestyles, health, security, safety, and human values. As a transdisciplinary journal,

Sustainability Science particularly encourages the submission of articles and reports discussing

the linkages and interactions among these systems.

The Institute, represented by its chairman, supports the success of the journal by holding

an Editor-in-Chief position. For more in formation please visit:

http://www.springer.com/west/home?SGWID=4-102-70-144940151-0/

Master Course in Industrial Ecology

Industrial Ecology is an application oriented, strong inter-disciplinary program in higher

education and research. Its elements are associated with the disciplines of Economy,

Science of Engineering and Sociology. The main focus of Ecological Ecology is relatively

new. However, the discipline is already established as a scientific economical specialty

and in view of the scientific economy a model of sustainable development. This mission

has its background in the development of concepts, measures and instruments to be

transformed into everyday life.

On advice of IoS the Singapore based German Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)

started a master course in Industrial Ecology. The course is organised in cooperation with

the Nanyang Technical University (NTU) in Singapore. IoS supports this project by providing

lectures and scholarships. 14 of the 15 students who have originally gotten enrolled

completed the programme with success. Most of them are currently engaged in PhD programmes

in Norway, Germany, Singapore, UK and USA.

Members of the Institute contributed to the project as lecturers and as members of the

Programme Management Committee. The Institute granted a scholarship to one of the

students.

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