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Prof Breitmeier appointed as a new board member

Date: 20/03/19

Helmut Breitmeier

Prof. Helmut Breitmeier was unanimously elected as a new member of the Executive Board on 13 February 2019 by the Center Council. Congratulations from the whole ZEU team, we are looking forward to a good teamwork.

Prof. Martin Petrick is the new Programme Director of MSc. "Transition Management"

Date: 19/03/19

Prof. Dr. Martin Petrick, professor of agricultural, food and environmental policy at Justus Liebig University Giessen, has been appointed by the Dean of Studies, Prof. Dr. Matthias Frisch (Faculty Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences, and Environmental Management), as the new Programme Director of the Master Programme "Transition Management".

Pavlina Miteva joined the ZEU team

Date: 05/03/19

Pavlina Miteva

We are happy to welcome Pavlina as research assistant and doctoral candidate under the supervision of Prof. Breitmeier in our team!

In the past three years she was working as a lecturer in Mexico City and started at JLU at the beginning of March.  Her multidisciplinary skills and experience make her a valuable crew member for our intentions to deepen our collaboration with Colombian universities.

Manuel Miltscheff-Petroff joined the ZEU team

Date: 22/02/19

Manuel Miltscheff-Petroff has started as a student assistant at ZEU in February 2019. He studied Atmospheric sciences at the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck and received his Bachelor degree in 2017, with his Bachelor thesis focusing on the analysis of winter snow conditions at an Arctic glacier. In 2016 he started the master of science study for „Human-Climate-Paleo­envi­ron­ment“ at the JLU.

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Summer school “Climate Change Impacts on the MED Agro-Food Chain”

9-14 September 2019 at the Schloss Rauischholzhausen, in Hessen, Germany.

Justus-Liebig-University Giessen and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki organize the international summer school “Climate Change Impacts on the MED Agro-Food Chain” that takes place 9-14 September 2019 at the Schloss Rauischholzhausen, in Hessen, Germany.

Scientists from the two universities joined with renowned international experts, focus on the Mediterranean basin and share their knowledge and expertise to train postgraduates and prepare them for a future interdisciplinary thinking and research that optimally address the challenges of the agro-food chain in the Mediterranean.

International young researchers (master and doctoral students as well as young postdocs) from the broader climate, agriculture, nutrition, social sciences, economics, geography and relevant disciplines are welcome to participate to the school.

Application deadline: 2nd June 2019

Registration fee: 150 EUR (covers accommodation, meals and reading material).

Information and application available at:

Alumni Event 2019

In 1998, the Center for international Development and Envi­ron­mental Research (ZEU) was founded as the successor of various other research institutions. This makes it the oldest center at Justus Liebig University. Now, after 20 years, alumni had a chance to celebrate with their ZEU, to meet friends, acquaintances and former principals, and to gain insight into the Center’s current activities.

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Internship Possibilities

Internship possibilty


Usually, the ZEU internships last between 6-12 weeks. The internship will familiarize the intern with the ZEU’s current projects in, if possible, all its sections and to make him or her contribute to the projects’ preparation and implementation.


Professional, personal and formal requirements


You should 

  • be able to contribute professional know-how in development and environmental research;
  • have a good command of English;
  • be able to work in a team;
  • be able to work full-time at the ZEU (part-time work or a 4-day-week cannot be offered);
  • ideally be enrolled as a Master student;
  • provide verification that you will be serving an obligatory internship.


If you want to apply, please do so by an informal letter, containing information on the requested period of your internship,
  • your internship’s focus,
  • a short CV,
  • verification that your internship is obligatory; to this end, please refer to the relevant part of your study’s/faculty’s examination regulations.

For further information, please contact the ZEU’s managing director Dr. Matthias Höher .

For Giessen students only: Please note that FB 09 of JLU will not accept internships at the ZEU as it is an institution of JLU. Still, all students of FB 09 are also welcome at the ZEU!

For applicants of other universities: Please clarify with your faculty’s internship and examination office whether internships at the ZEU, as a university institution, will be accepted.



Please note: Free spaces available

as of October 1, 2019

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