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Das RWI – Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung ist eine unabhängige und gemeinnützige Einrichtung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, die überwiegend aus Zuwendungsmitteln des Bundes
und der Länder finanziert wird. Die Arbeiten des Instituts liefern Politik und Wirtschaft fundierte Entscheidungsgrundlagen und fördern in der Öffentlichkeit das Verständnis für wirtschaftliche Zusammenhänge.


RWI has joined a consortium led by Nottingham Business School and comprised of academic and non-academic entities in the United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Austria, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Switzerland under the project Human-Centric Energy Districts: Smart Value Generation by Building Efficiency and Energy Justice for Sustainable Living (Smart-BEEjS). Applications are invited to fill

15 full time PhD positions

as part of the project, which was awarded under the Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Actions of European Union’s Horizon2020 programme. The aim of Smart-BEEjS is to design transformational pathways that tackle Energy Poverty and Justice, providing evidence-based insights and using the decentralised nature of ‘Positive Energy Districts’ (PEDs) as the central platform of transformation. Smart-BEEjS thereby supports the EU’s Strategic Energy Technology Plan to transfer power to consumers by decentralising the energy ecosystem to the local district-level, such that by 2025 80% of electricity consumption will be managed by consumers.

Each of the 15 PhD researchers will be working towards a unique PhD degree, supported by a carefully chosen supervisory team that maximises both scientific excellence as well as interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral collaboration. Each appointment will be based in one of the 8 universities and research centres and allow mobility, research and training experience across the consortium (see details on the eligibility document attached).

The project will train the 15 students using an innovative doctoral training programme that incorporates deep training in their individual subjects, with the ability to understand and engage with the needs of citizens and communities, as well as the needs and opportunities available from scientists in different disciplines. In addition, they will have the opportunity to work through a collaborative research programme with those who produce the technologies necessary for PEDs, and work with the policymakers who can facilitate these new and exciting opportunities to generate new knowledge, influence and promote the development of PEDs.

Applications are due by June 30th, 2019. More information about the PhD positions and the application procedure can be found at:

For an informal discussion regarding the overall project, please contact Dr. Kostas Galanakis at +44 (0)115 848 8690, or via email  // "> .


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„audit berufundfamilie“

Das RWI ist seit 2010 mit dem „audit berufundfamilie“ zertifiziert. Als Zertifikatsträger bekennt sich das Institut dazu, seine bereits bestehenden familienfreundlichen Maßnahmen künftig noch transparenter und sichtbarer zu machen und die Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf aktiv zu unterstützen.


Quelle: berufundfamilie gGmbH

Das RWI hat nach seiner Zertifizierung im Jahr 2010 die Re-Zertifizierung des „audit berufundfamilie“ erhalten. Das Bild zeigt Sabine Reinhard, Leiterin der RWI-Serviceabteilung „Personal und Recht“ (vorne, 2. v.l.) bei der Übergabe des Zertifikats in Berlin am 20. Juni 2017.

Essener Bündnis für Familie

Das RWI ist Mitglied im Essener Bündnis für Familie.