About us


First Transdisciplinary Research on Radioactive Waste Management in Germany

Radioactive waste must be disposed of safely. Safe disposal is scientifically challenging and is the subject of controversial debate in society.

A viable disposal solution can only be found if the bridge between society and science can be successfully built. TRANSENS brings together scientists, the interested public and other stakeholders. Four central topics of waste management are researched in a transdisciplinary way:

Transdisciplinary research on the four topics is analyzed, jointly reflected and methodologically supported by transdisciplinarity research.

In our project we want to

  • strengthen the connection between society and science
  • make a novel contribution to the understanding of the interactions between society and science in the management of radioactive waste
  • support the urgently needed promotion of young scientists and the maintenance of competence in the field of radioactive waste management.

For details please refer to the project description.

TRANSENS: Is a jonit project funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection and the Volkswagen Foundation.

For more information on the structural set-up of the TRANSENS project, please see the following points:

A separate explanation of used terms can be found here.