Future Labs

PIK's research departments are complemented by seven thematic Futurelabs highlighting new and emerging research topics.

The overarching FutureLab topics are being developed as exploratory interdisciplinary research initiatives, bringing together people from different research departments who share common research interests, and working also with leading disciplinary institutions like universities and other national and international research institutes. This will further raise PIK's ability to navigate the scientific frontier of a rapidly changing research landscape.

Six of the FutureLabs are time-limited and will be evaluated after five years. One permanent FutureLab has been established that aims to strengthen the institute's efforts in capacity building activities as well as its social metabolism research endeavours.


Earth Resilience Security, Ethnic Conflicts & Migration Game Theory & Networks Public Economics & Climate Finance Social Metabolim & Impacts AI in the Anthropocene Inequaliy, Human Well-Being & Development

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