Ortwin Renn

Scientific Director
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)

Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn is the Scientific Director at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam since February, 1, 2016. He continues to serve as acting chair of the Stuttgart Research Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies at the University of Stuttgart and as scientific director of the non-profit company DIALOGIK, a research institute for the investigation of communication and participation processes. Prof. Renn is Adjunct Professor for Integrated Risk Analysis at Stavanger University and Affiliate Professor for Risk Governance at Beijing Normal University. His career included teaching and research positions in Germany, Switzerland and the USA. His honors include the Federal Order of Merit, First Class, an honorary doctorate from the ETH Zurich, an honorary professorship at the Technical University Munich and the “Distinguished Achievement Award” of the Society for Risk Analysis.