Interdisziplinaren Forschungsinstitut fur Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (IEZ) der Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz
The Interdisciplinary Research Institute for Development Cooperation / IEZ was founded in 1989 by Univ. Prof. Dr. Since then, Klaus Zapotoczky has founded and carried out applied research in the field of development cooperation / development cooperation (feasibility studies, monitoring, evaluation) and humanitarian aid through to the development and implementation of adapted technologies.
The interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach enables a deeper understanding of complex ecological, socio-cultural, economic and political contexts. This creates the basis for multi-causal explanations of problems (and their causes) and the participatory development of holistic, sustainable, and common-good solutions. Great importance is attached to the connection between science and practice.
By publicity and education for sustainable development - of events such as conferences, symposia, seminars, dialogues, screenings and readings to lectures, excursions and publications - can be contributed to the understanding of the glocal context and required actions. It is not just about imparting knowledge, but about increased design competence in times of global change.
Ao Univ.Prof. Dr. From 1995 to 2010 Andreas Obrecht shaped the research and public relations work of the IEZ (see Archive Research and Archive Publications). As of December 2010, Dr. Petra C. Braun initially took over the management, in October 2011 she became head of the institute. The focus is on development policy issues in the field of sustainable development.See more