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Prof. Roland W. Scholz
Phone: +41 44 272 10 15
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Roland W. Scholz formerly was full professor of Environmental Sciences, Natural and Social Science Interface and retired from this position at the end of 2012. Scholz is also teaching as adjunct professor (Privatdozent) of Psychology at the University of Zurich. Further, from 2011 to 2013 he is extraordinary professor at the School of Management and Planning, Stellenbosch University (S.A.) and fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies (STIAS, Stellenbosch Unversity).
Scholz graduated in Mathematics (Dipl.-Math.), Social Psychology (Dr. phil.), and Cognitive Psychology (Dr. phil. habil.). After specializing in game theory and decision sciences he switched to systems analysis, and environmental modeling, evaluation and risk assessment. His current research focus is the conceptualization and understanding of coupled human environment systems. Sustainability learning on sustainable resources management with the case of phosphorus (see http://www.globaltraps.ch). He is also doing research on multi-level human-environment interaction in the field of cell-environment interactions (with the example of immune system/cancer research).
Scholz was elected as the fifth holder of the King Carl XVI Gustaf's Professorship 2001/2002 hosted at the Center of Environment and Sustainability of Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenborg University (Sweden). Since 2002, he is the speaker of the International Transdisciplinarity Network on Case Study Teaching (ITdNet). His work relates transdisciplinarity as a methodology of organizing sustainable transition processes and interdisciplinary research on inextricably coupled human-environment systems. Since 1994 Scholz has run large-scale transdisciplinary studies on sustainable transitions of urban and regional systems, organizational development, and of policy and decision processes. The Global TraPs project as the first global transdisciplinary process on sustainable phosphorus management and the MACOCC project as an intercultural research on cancer provide new perspective in transdisciplinarity. Since many years, Prof. Scholz is a member of SIA (Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects).
Scholz specialized in decision sciences and systems analysis, cognitive and industrial psychology, and environmental modeling, evaluation and risk assessment. His current research field is environmental decision making in human-environment interactions and theory, methodology and practice of transdisciplinary sustainable transition processes. From 1994-2010 he was annually performing transdisciplinary ETH-NSSI case studies on sustainable urban, regional, and organizational development. Currently the global transdisciplinary process of sustainable phosphorus management is in the foreground of his activities.
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