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Scientific Career

Prof. Beck‘s research focuses on interfaces between science and society. She is a pioneer in analyzing environmental assessments such as the IPCC. Her research also contributes to build up and reform global assessments such as IPBES. Current projects deal with evidence-based policymaking as well as the governance of socio-technical transformations in the field of Negative Emission Technologies, biodiversity and digitalization.

Beck has Magistra Artium in Political Science/ Germanistik (University of Heidelberg) and doctorate (Dr.rer.soc.) from the University of Bielefeld. After an academic year (Harvard University), she worked for 20 years in the field of technology assessment and interdisciplinary environmental research. 2020, she was nominated as lead expert for the IPBES assessment of transformative change. Since 2021, she is professor at TU Munich and since 2022, she leads the chair of Sociology of science and technology.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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