United Nations University UNU-FLORES

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development

Technische Universität Dresden




United Nations University – Institute for the Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES)

UNU-FLORES develops strategies to resolve pressing issues in the sustainable use and integrated management of environmental resources such as water, soil, waste, energy, and other geo-resources that are of concern to the United Nations and its Member States – particularly in developing and emerging economies. Based in Dresden, Germany, the Institute engages in research, capacity development, postgraduate teaching, advanced training, and knowledge dissemination to advance the Resource Nexus. https://flores.unu.edu/

Represented by:

Edeltraud Guenther (Director), Sabrina Kirschke (Senior Research Associate), Claudia Seiler (Event Coordinator), Atiqah Fairuz Binte Md Salleh (Advocacy & Political Affairs Officer), Floor Brouwer (Adjunct Professor), Patrick O'Farrell (Adjunct Researcher), Bastian Nebel (Finance and Administrative Officer), Nora Adam (Partnerships & Liaison Office)


The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) is a non-university research centre and a member of the Leibniz association. We contribute to a spatial development that enables humanity to thrive within ecological boundaries while ensuring planetary justice. Given the severity of the present global social-ecological crisis, our research aims to accelerate and achieve deep and encompassing transformations that shape sustainable and resilient regions, cities and neighbourhoods.


Represented by:

Marc Wolfram (Director), Andreas Otto (Head of Research Management, participation until December 2021), Wolfgang Wende (Head of Research Area Landscape, Ecosystems and Biodiversity), Martina Artmann (Head of the Leibniz-Junior Research Group: Urban human-nature resonance for sustainability transformation (URBNANCE),Steffi Peuckert (Research Manager), Marius Müller (Conference Management), Sabine Witschas (Head of Research Infrastructure)

Awarded by German government, the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is one of the eleven Excellence Initiative universities in Germany since 2012, making it one of the eleven best universities in Germany. As well TU Dresden is member of the prestigious TU9 group, the alliance of the leading nine Universities of Technology in Germany. Strong in research and considered first-rate with respect to the range and the quality of the study programmes it offers, it is also closely interconnected with culture, business and society. As a modern university TUD applies its institutional strategy "The Synergetic University" to change and further develop its vision, structures and organisational culture. Interdisciplinarity, innovation and sustainability are fundamental values of TUD reflected in the five research priority areas:


  • Culture and Societal Change
  • Energy, Mobility and Environment
  • Health Sciences, Biomedicine and Bioengineering
  • Information Technology and Microelectronics
  • Materials Science and Engineering

With awareness for urgent global challenges and regional responsibility together with international and local partnerships TUD strives to become a progressive university for the 21st century.


Represented by:

André Lindner (Director of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering), Katharina Stein (Scientific Associate), Kristin Heelemann (Organizational Management Advisor)