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Lecture Series "Technology and Environmental Ethics" 2019

In order to give room to ethical questions, the Department of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Technical Journalism organizes a public lecture on "Technology and Environmental Ethics" in the summer semester.

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"How will we meet our energy needs in the future? How about the mobility of tomorrow? How can we curb plastic waste? These are questions that move our students and the focus of the lecture series "Technological and Environmental Ethics" this summer semester. Experts from science, media and business will share their knowledge about technology, entrepreneurial strategies and the importance of these topics for society with their students and seek answers with them.

The lecture series take place in cooperation with Netzwerk N. The aim of the cooperation is shaping the sustainability goals within universities. The cooperation is supported by students and young academics from all over Germany.

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Lectures in the summer semester 2019

  • April 11, 2019

Energy, mobility, plastic in the discourse. How can students participate? Leonie Schröpfer, member of the executive board of netzwerk n, and Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bode, Vice President for Internationalization and Diversity, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

  • April 25, 2019

Future energy systems between utopia and everyday life - energy transition in Germany. Prof. Dr. J.-F. Hake, Director of the Institute for Energy and Climate Research - Systems Research and Technological Development IEK-STE, Jülich.

  • Mai 2, 2019

The search for the hype - how German media overslept the energy transition. Dipl. Phys. S. W. Eder, Editor for Electronics, Energy and Environment, VDI Nachrichten.

  • Mai 16, 2019

Energy infrastructure of the future. Prof. Dr. Eva Schill, Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal KIT, Institute for Applied Geosciences TU Darmstadt.

  • Mai 23, 2019

Modular drive trains and charging infrastructure for the electromobility of the future. Dr.-Ing. Annegret Klein-Heßling, Senior Engineer at the Institute of Power Electronics and Electrical Drives, RWTH Aachen University.

  • June 6, 2019

Climate protection in the hands of citizens - Results of the Real-World Laboratories "Climate-neutral living in Berlin". Dr. habil. Fritz Reusswig Transdisciplinary Concepts & Methods, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

  • June 13, 2019

Efficient alternatives for individual mobility. Professor Dr Alexander Asteroth, Institute for Technology, Resource Conservation and Energy Efficiency (TREE), Department of Computer Science Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg.

  • June 27, 2019

New processes for recycling plastics. Dr. Martin Schlummer, Business Unit Manager Recycling and Environment, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV.

  • July 4, 2019

What to do with the plastic? Challenges for municipal disposal. Ludgera Decking, Head of RSAG AöR, Siegburg.

More information about the lecture series can be found on the student project page:

The lecture series "Technology and Environmental Ethics" of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences takes place in cooperation with the DW-Akademie, the IWE-Institut for Science and Ethics of the University Bonn, the Fraunhofer INT (Institute for Scientific and Technical Trend Analyzes). On 26 September 2016, the lecture series "Technology and Environmental Ethics" was awarded the University Innovation Prize.