Living Lab Energy Campus

by Ernst-Arndt Reinecke — 2022-05-23

Hydrogen safety research at LLEC

With the project extension "P2G++", the topic of hydrogen safety research made its way into LLEC. We do not only have many years of experience in nuclear safety research, but have also been active in the international HySafe network and the European Hydrogen Safety Panel for many years. Within the scope of the Living Lab, we will deal with scientific work on safety aspects of the hydrogen technologies developed and deployed at LLEC.

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Impact and Change

by Eva Maria Kanis — 2022-05-23

About things you know and things you want to know... Assessing FZJ Diversity and Inclusion capabilities, Methodology II.

In the last post, we described how qualitative interviews were collected to better identify some of the Center´s strengths and weaknesses regarding D&I. . In addition to the personal experiences of members of marginalized groups, through the project we also focused on assessing FZJ ability to integrate diversity and inclusion perspectives into its main functions. Today, we would like to talk in more detail about the Diversity & Inclusion Audit that was run during the first stage of our project.

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Impact and Change

by Eva Maria Kanis — 2022-05-10

About things you know and things you want to know...Assessing FZJ Diversity and Inclusion capabilities,Methodology I

Picture depicts a video interview

After the Diversity & Inclusion project was given the green light by the Board of Directors in August 2020, the first goal of the firstProject Board meeting in January 2021 was conducting a comprehensive assessment of the status quo at FZJ as it concerns diversity and inclusion.

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Zweikommazwei

by Gastblogger — 2022-05-09

Seeing the big picture

Pure studies are simply too theoretical for many people. This is also how Marie felt. Back when she chose her bachelor course, she opted for a dual study programme for applied mathematics and computer science at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences, which included vocational training as a technical software developer at Forschungszentrum Jülich. But it didn’t stop there: she liked the combination of theory and practice so much that she started a position as software developer at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research in addition to her master’s studies. There she is busy gathering data for her current project and investigating how energy management can be made as efficient as possible on the campus of the research centre.

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Zweikommazwei

by Gastblogger — 2022-04-22

CIRCULAR FOAM

The European Union is challenged with increasing global consumption, growing pressure on resources as well as the uncertainty of critical raw materials. Coupled with the goal to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 there is an urgent need to decouple economic growth from resource use and to ensure a swift transition to circular solutions.

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Impact and Change

by Sabine Clemens — 2022-03-11

The best stories start with courage

As diverse as the countries of this earth are, the people who inhabit them are equally diverse. The saying: 'Different land, different customs' sums this up perfectly. Of course, this difference can cause worries, especially if you plan to live in another country for a longer period of time. This was the experience of Dr. Nour Maraytta. The young scientist had the courage to leave her home country of Palestine to move to Germany for three years and complete her doctorate here.

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Impact and Change

by Sabine Clemens — 2022-02-03

An appeal for time spent abroad

"The most dangerous of all worldviews is the worldview of people who have not seen the world." Alexander von Humboldt. Stays abroad help to better understand project partners, their wishes, needs and opinions. To expand your own horizons - both personally and professionally - stays abroad are irreplaceable.

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Impact and Change

by Gastblogger — 2022-01-12

The Club of 27 - How the Sounding Group helps shape Diversity & Inclusion

Karikaturen zur Darstellung von Diversity und Inclusion

How can we incorporate the basic ideas of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our project work and fill them with life? How can we achieve the desired change as efficiently as possible? How can we take aspects of shared leadership into account?

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Impact and Change

by Alice Leri (she/her) — 2021-10-06

On starting a D&I project, journey metaphors, and maps

Diversity and inclusion is not a project, it is a long-term commitment…or at least this would be my first reaction if someone told me that they were initiating a project to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion within their organization. There is no on/off switch. Committing to D&I is more like embarking on a life-long journey than a hundred-meter sprint. Still, this does not mean that we have to move forward like Alice, following a white rabbit down a hole with no clear goals or direction.

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Impact and Change

by Alice Leri (she/her) — 2021-08-27

On inclusion, diversity, the business case, and the moral argument

As a diversity and inclusion practitioner, I like talking about why organizations should commit to diversity, equity, and inclusion. I put my full hearth and energies in what I do and those around me probably know how passionate I am about helping research and educational institutions to build a more inclusive and equitable environment for students, employees and society at large. Nevertheless, once, a friend made me notice that I might come across as rather cynical in professional settings. I would call that pragmatism instead…It is true, however, that when I talk about diversity and inclusion (D&I) I tend to focus more on the business case rather than moral arguments. If I do so, nevertheless, it is just because I think they are more effective when I address a wide and composite audience with a variety of opinions and political leanings.

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Impact and Change

by Sabine Clemens — 2021-08-19

Science as a Career Springboard - With Physics into the Wide (Nano)World

In this article, we talk about junior scientist Dr. Yurii Kutovyi, his career in physics, and how he has benefited from his stays abroad.

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Impact and Change

by Sabine Clemens — 2021-07-26

Cooperations worldwide - South Korea

There is cooperation and scientific exchange between Forschungszentrum Jülich and various South Korean scientific institutions. Above all, information and energy are important research topics of the cooperation. In addition, Forschungszentrum Jülich welcomes numerous students, doctoral candidates and postdocs from South Korea for a research stay.

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Impact and Change

by Sabine Clemens — 2021-06-30

Science: Hollywood or Jam?

Is science only valuable when huge challenges are met with a big bang, or is the solution of everyday tasks also important? Or is science more than that?

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Climate Research Taking Off

by Markus Geldenhuys — 2020-10-13

One year after the Southtrac campaign...

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Off to the Desert

by Michaela Falkenroth — 2020-03-18

Ma Salama!

We are back in Germany – green, rainy, well-organised, toilet paper deprived Germany – oh how we missed you, or did we?! I`ll admit it dealing with the thought that we might not be able to get back was pretty unpleasant, but I can`t say that I felt particularly homesick over the last two weeks and I hope neither did the other fieldtrippers. Letting go of the excursion routine, the great outdoors and the people that surrounded you non-stop is easier said than done. So, to make our transition back into our everyday lifes a bit smoother and to say goodbye to our readers, I am writing one last blog.

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