International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)

Dr. Birgit Kröber

Scientific Coordinator and Deputy Executive Manager of the IZEW






Areas of Expertise

  • Theory and ethics in sustainable development
  • Bio-based economy


  • Studies human geography and political science at the University of Potsdam and Berlin
  • 2007 to 2010 research assistant at the department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development at Georg-August-University Goettingen
  • Dissertation in July 2009 Agrar-Umwelt-Maßnahmen – ihre Evaluierung und ein Weg zum institutionellen Wandel. Dargestellt am Beispiel Deutschlands at Georg-August-University Goettingen
  • 2010 to 2012 research assistant at The Institute for Social-Ecological Research
  • 2012 to 2014 freelancer for sustainablity management
  • Since June 2014 research assistant at IZEW in the area Nature and Sustainable Development and since september 2015 Managing Director of the IZEW

Current Publications

  • KRÖBER, Birgit (2015): Die Reise einer Interdisziplinaristin mit ethischer Perspektive. In: AMMICHT QUINN, POTTHAST et al. (Hg.): Ethik in den Wissenschaften. 1 Konzept, 25 Jahre, 50 Perspektiven. Materialien zur Ethik in den Wissenschaften. Band 10. Tübingen.
  • KRÖBER, Birgit & Thomas POTTHAST (2015): Bioeconomy and the future of food – ethical questions. In: DUMITRAS, Diana E., Ionel M. JITEA, & Stef AERTS (eds.) Know your food – Food ethics and innovation. Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen 2015, p. 366-371.