MIRELA MARCUT (UNIVERSITY OF ORADEA, ROMANIA)
In the WS19/20 the ZNWU welcomes the visiting scholar Mirela Marcut from the University of Oradea, Department of International Relations and European Studies, from Romania. She will work on the DAAD-funded project “Comparative Analysis of Smart/Digital Cities”. The aim of the research is to analyse the Darmstadt Digital City project conducted in the city in order to provide best practices and policy recommendations for cities in Romania. The context of the project is determined by the European Union’s current efforts to promote digital transformation. The methodology concerns a comparative analysis of smart/digital city strategies from Darmstadt and Romanian cities, based on a framework of document analysis and interviews with key people involved in the project.
CAROLINE RIPPE (UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DA FRONTEIRA SUL, BRAZIL)
The ZNWU welcomes a new lecturer in WS18/19: Mrs. Caroline Rippe from the Universidade Federal da Fronteira Sul in Erechim, Brazil. Together with Prof. Dr. Ulrich Klüh she will give the lecture “Sustainable agriculture: Examples and policies” in Dieburg.
Ms. Rippe is currently doing research for her doctoral thesis. She examines the influence of Germany and German capital assistance on the Brazilian economy in the 1960s and 1970s, with a view to Ordoliberalism and its influence on Brazilian politics.