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Dr. Jakob RHYNER Vice-Rector Europe, United Nations University, Bonn

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1987 PhD in Theoretical Physic, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich.
1988-2001 Project and team leader at ABB Corporate Research, industrial physics.
 Since 2010 United Nations University, Vice Rector in Europe and Director of the Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). Professor at the Agricultural Faculty of the University of Bonn. Research focus and responsibilities: Environmental risks research and capacity building.
2001-2011 Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) in Davos Switzerland. Until 2006 Division Leader Avalanche Warning and Risk Management. From 2006 Institute Leader. Responsibilities: Operational warning systems, risk management research and education.

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