033: Reflections on COVID19 from a sustainability science perspective with Henrik von Wehrden

In this episode, Stefan interviews Henrik von Wehrden.

Henrik is the Dean of the Faculty of Sustainability at Leuphana University in Germany, where he also holds a professorship in quantitative methods in sustainability science.

Henrik was one of the first guests on the podcast, and you can hear our previous interview in episode 003, which gives a more general overview of his background and work.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Henrik’s understanding of the COVID19 data, and how he used existing models to foresee its spread
  • The usefulness of using mixed methods to understand the data
  • The role of sustainability science
  • How COVID19 may change academia
  • What we can learn from this global challenge

Henrik’s university page


Henrik’s lab page


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