NEWS 2024-04-09

Vacancy –Director of the Beijer Institute

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences invites applications for the position of Director of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, an international research institute for global sustainability. Our current Director Prof. Carl Folke is stepping down from the position, which he has held since 2007. The new Director will be employed as Professor at the Academy.

Announcement and how to apply

The overall objective of the Beijer institute is to foster understanding of major challenges and opportunities for the wellbeing and future of humanity as part of the biosphere, and how to tackle these challenges. With this overall objective, the Beijer Institute of ecological economics advances research frontiers on the interplay of ecological systems and social and economic development in relation to sustainability.

The Beijer Institute is a network organisation collaborating with leading researchers worldwide on several research frontiers in relation to sustainability. The work combines skills and competencies across disciplines as well as science for change.

The Beijer Institute has strong links to the Stockholm Resilience Centre, which since its start has been a collaboration between Stockholm University and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. At the Academy, Beijer researchers collaborate with the Global Economics and the Biosphere Academy Programme as well as the Anthropocence Laboratory of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

For a good overview of the institute’s research and activities see our Annual Reports.

Annual reports