Panel on Planetary Thinking

The Panel on Planetary Thinking was founded in 2020 as a research-oriented think tank at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. Initially funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) until 2025, it received additional funding by the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts from 2022-2025. It constitutes a central organizational unit in the field of sustainability within the university’s development plan until 2030.

The Panel conducts transdisciplinary scientific research on planetary thinking, a novel approach that moves away from anthropocentrism and conceptions around the ‘globe’. The Panel coordinates a range of activities to engage the public with its research and artistic practices collaborating with university and non-university institutions in this endeavor. It also provides seed funds for emerging third-party funding projects.

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Panel on Planetary Thinking
Liebigstraße 35
35392 Gießen

+49 64199-16191

Planetary thinking essentially views that humans are not at the center of Earth’s existence but share it with other living beings, non-living beings and forms of energy as parts of an ever changing planet.