Visiting Scientists

    • Jakob RhynerProf. Dr. Jörg Szarzynski is the former Education Programme Director and Head of the EduSphere section at the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). In that role he oversaw all educational programmes at UNU-EHS, including the Joint Master (M.Sc.) “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security” with the University of Bonn. Prof. Dr. Szarzynski holds a PhD in Physical Geography and Atmospheric Sciences from the Universities in Mannheim and Göttingen. He has broad expertise in climatology and remote sensing, global environmental change and sustainable development research, disaster management, capacity-building, and web-based data and information management. He lectures in multiple national and international seminars and training courses for Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management, currently in Europe, in West and Southern Africa, and in Indonesia. His research interests focus on intercultural training and innovative education concepts, the use of geospatial information technology for disaster risk reduction and emergency response preparedness, early warning systems, and disaster assessment and coordination within the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism and the United Nations System. A national of Germany, Prof. Dr. Jörg Szarzynski also speaks English, French and Spanish.Full profile of Prof. Dr. Jörg SzarzynskiDownload profile picture