1 November 2021

Forests in dynamic social-ecological contexts – Call for abstracts

The Unit «Land Systems and Sustainable Land Management» is co-organising a session on «Forests in dynamic social-ecological contexts» in Vienna and invite abstract submissions.

22. November 2021


GIUB wins 2021 Prix Lux – the University`s annual award for equal opportunity

The University of Bern honors commitment to equal opportunities and this year awards the Institute of Geography (GIUB) the Prix Lux for its long-standing commitment to equal opportunities and its pioneering achievements for an inclusive scientific culture. The university equal opportunity prize Prix Lux was awarded for the fifth time on November 21, 2021 - fortunately again in person in front of an audience, which was not possible in 2020 due to the pandemic. A wide range of nominations were received again this year, and the jury had a hard time to choose. The award was renamed from the Equality Award to the Equal Opportunity Award to reflect the importance of overall diversity in addition to gender equality.

This year, GIUB receives the Prix Lux for its comprehensive efforts to create an inclusive scientific culture. For more than ten years, GIUB has been engaged in a variety of ways, and we are implementing a number of measures that are leading to cultural and institutional change toward greater gender equity and equal opportunities. However, there is still much to be done, such as how to balance part-time work and increasing workloads, how to evaluate job-sharing applications, and how to make institutes like GIUB more accessible to all.

The University of Bern reports on the award ceremony in Uni Aktuell at this link (in German).

The GIUB Equal Opportunity Commission would like to thank all students and staff for their support over the years.

30 November 2021


Call for PECS Working Groups

The Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS) is the coordinating body for an exciting network of social-ecological systems scientists working on place-based research in a variety of locations and scales around the world. PECS is one of 19 Global Research Projects of Future Earth and aims to integrate research on the stewardship of social-ecological systems, the services they generate, and the relationships among ecosystems, human wellbeing, livelihoods, inequality and poverty.

Call for PECS Working Groups (PDF, 76KB)

9 December 2021

Habilitation colloquium «MAKING GEOGRAPHIES through media and science – Implications for academic teaching»

Dr. Jeannine Wintzer
(12:45 – 13:45, Zoom-Meeting, Meeting ID: 688 3691 4202)
To participate via Zoom, a password is required. The password can be requested via e-mail.

9 December 2021

Master Presentations

  • Nicolas Brand
    «Drohnenbasierte Untersuchung der atmosphärischen Grenzschicht über einem alpinen Gletscher am Beispiel des Kanderfirns»
    (12:45 – 13:45, Room 002, GIUB)

  • Melina Weiss
    «Wer platziert Asylsuchende wo, wie und weshalb? Eine Analyse des Entscheidungsprozesses zur Standortwahl von Asylzentren im Kanton Luzern»
    (14:00 – 15:00, Room 002, GIUB)

  • Eileen Schilliger
    «Koproduktion von Wissen durch Film
    Eine filmische Perspektive auf die Lebenswelten von Schafhirt*innen in der Schweiz»
    (15:15 – 16:15, Room 002, GIUB)

  • Claudia Pfister
    «Der Einfluss der Lebenswelten auf Meinungsbildung zum bedingungslosen Grundeinkommen»
    (16:30 – 17:30, Room 002, GIUB)

15 December 2021

Presentation: «The Media Climate: Media Representations of Climate Change»

Prof. Dr. Mike S. Schäfer (University of Zurich)
Colloquium in Climatology, Climate Impact and Remote Sensing
(14:15 – 15:15, seminar room 224, Uni Mittelstrasse, Mittelstrasse 43 or Zoom Room: Link)
To participate via Zoom, a password is required. The password can be requested via e-mail.