Externally Funded
PhD Projects

Externally Funded Research


EU Alfa III. 

Spring. Social responsibility through Prosociality-based Interventions to Generate equal opportunities.

'Spring promotes equitable access to the labor market by methods of prosocial intervention that allow reciprocal and horizontal knowledge and esteem for the social diversity amongst students, teachers, and employers.


Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Chile): Gladys Jiménez Alvarado, Eugenia Riveri, Daniel Avendaño

Partner EU Countries:

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain): Roberto Roche Olivar, Escotorin Soza, Gloria Pilar, Franco Gramegna Tota

Freie Universität Berlin (Germany): Urte Undine Frömming, Josef Bordat, Florian Walter

Partner Latin American Countries:

Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia (Colombia): Flechas Chaparro, Nancy Esperanza

Universidad Las Américas (Ecuador): López Chávez, Silvia Catalina

Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (México): Ayala Velázquez, Mara de los Dolores, Lonngi Villanueva, Pablo Alejandro

Universidad Nacional San Martín (Argentina): Claudio Marcelo Prado, Cecilia Di Lascio

Universidad Privada Domingo Savio (Bolivia): Aparicio Iporre, Raúl Oscar


EU LLP calls KA1, Part B Lifelong Learning Strategies: "W.R.I.T.E.R.S."

517930-LLP-1-2011-1-IT-GRUNDTVIG-GMP with the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency


Project coordination:

University Perugia, Italy: Tiber Umbria Comett Education Programme, Prof. PAOLO CARBONE

Project Partners:

 Netherlands, Prof. J. Eussen / L. Goossens: Regional Centre of Expertise on Learning for Sustainable Development (RCE Rhine-Meuse), Open Universiteit Nederland, Hogeschool Zuyd and KidsLive! Foundation, in cooperation with United Nations University and NFTE Netherlands (National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship)

Ireland (Eddie Higgins / Nuala Keher / Eoin Dillon: EQUAL Ireland Education Research & Related Services Company Ltd (December 2011-November 2013) 



"Climate change in the Alps: Visualization and Mapping of Local Knowledge." Project in the joint research group "Alpine hazards in times of climate change. Patterns of interpretation and strategies of action from the 18th to the 21st century."

(Alpine Naturgefahren im Klimawandel)  BMBF: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Principal Investigators:

Prof. W. Dombrowsky, Dr. M.Voss (Kristian Albrechts-Universität Kiel), Prof. U Frömming (Freie Universität Berlin), Prof. Suda (TU Munic), Irmi Seidl (Swiss Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape)

Research Associates:

Dr. Josef Bordat, Christian Reichel. (2011-2011)


Information about PhD possibilities at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology -  at Freie Universitaet Berlin: click here


PhD Projects

(under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Undine Froemming)


   PHD candidate: Kani Tuyala

   PhD candidate: Sadaf Javdani

   PhD candidate: Martin Tscholl

   PhD candidate: Rafaelle Gallo

   PhD candidate: Günter Marks

   PhD candidate: Cyrill Lachauer 

  • Climate change and local knowledge BMBF-Verbundprojekt (Leitung Prof. Drombrowsky, Teilprojektleitung: Prof. Undine Frömming: "Alpine Naturgefahren im Klimawandel" ("Alpine hazards in times of climate change"): Teilprojekt: Ethnographische Bestimmung und Visualisierung von raumbezogenen Daten zum lokalen Wissen über alpine Naturgefahren (Ethnographic determination and visualization of local knowledge about alpine risks) (2011-2014).

   PhD candidate: Christian Reichel

   PhD candidate: Mehmet Ercan (start: September 2011)

  • The Role of Indigenous Media in Current Environmental Movements.

   PhD candidate: Starlynn Jacobs (start: Sept. 2012)