Jan Börner new Robert Bosch Junior Professor at ZEF

March 23, 2012.  

Dr Jan Börner was inaugurated as a Robert Bosch Junior Professor at the University of Bonn yesterday, March 22, 2012. He is going to start his five-year research on the sustainable use of tropical rain forests in Brazil at ZEF in August 2012.


The Robert Bosch Foundation has been awarding Junior Professorships for "Sustainable Use of Natural Resources" to young and excellent researchers since 2008. Candidates have to focus on issues relating to the interaction of natural processes and human interventions in nature and the environment.


Jan Börner is 37 years of age, has studied environmental and resources economics in Berlin ad Minnesota. He was a doctoral student at ZEF and received his doctoral degree from the Faculty of Agriculture of Bonn University in 2006. As a Postdoc he has worked in Munich and Brazil.


One of the speakers at the official inauguration at ZEF was Dr Heiner Geißler, retired Minister of State in Germany. He held the key note address on the role the market plays in sustainable human development.


Press release in German: See below


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