Research Projects

Current Research Projects

Climate change and multiple stressors in mountain areas. Vulnerability, adaptive capacity and human security in Nager (Karakoram), Pakistan

Funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), project led by Prof. Dr. H. Kreutzmann.

Project period: April 2014 - April 2017

Research Associates: Dr. Stefan Schütte, Michael Spies

 

Pastoralists and predators in Alai: Political Ecology of wild-life management in Kyrgyzstan

Dissertation project

Maksatbek Anarbaev

 

Livelihood in Refugee Camps in Ramallah ‘West Bank’

Dissertation project

Mohammad Kittaneh

Transformation Processes in the Eastern Pamirs of Tajikistan. The presence and future of energy resources in the framework of sustainable development.

Gemeinsamer Antrag von Prof. Dr. H. Kreutzmann mit Prof. Dr. C. Samimi (Universität Wien), Prof. Dr. Giselher Kaule und Dr. Ludger Eltrop, (Universität Stuttgart). Förderzeitraum: März 2012 - Juni 2106
Mitarbeiter: Tobias Kraudzun, Fanny Kreczi

Competence Network Crossroads Asia: Conflict, Migration, Development

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Joint project of Prof. Dr. H. Kreutzmann and PD Dr. Matthias Schmidt in cooperation with Prof. Dr. S. Conermann (University of Bonn), PD Dr. C. Schetter (University of Bonn), Prof. Dr. I. Baldauf (HU Berlin), PD Dr. Lutz Rzehak (HU Berlin) und PD Dr. D. Reetz (ZMO Berlin).

Subproject E1: Development potentials and risks of changing exchange relations in the border area of Kasachstan-Kirgistan-Xinjiang. Research Associates: PD Dr. Matthias Schmidt u. Dr. Henryk Alff

Subproject M3: Ways to knowledge: Structures, flows and dynamics in networks of education migration in Crossroads Asia. Research Associate: Andreas Benz

The official start of the Crossroads Asia project took place in Berlin on April 7, 2011

More information about: Competence Network Crossroads Asia

State Building and Social Transformation in Pakistan: A Case Study of the Tribal Areas (NWFP) since 1970

Dissertation project, Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies

Usman Shah

Migration to Damascus and its Contribution to the Spread of Informal Settlements in the Outer Conurbation Area

Dissertation project, funded by the University of Damascus

Lamis Hussein

Social Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous Women in Meghalaya, India

Dissertation project, funded by the European Union (Erasmus Mundus Programme)

Lavinia Mawlong

Bewässerung

Water Management and Irrigation Practices in the Hindukush, Karakorum and Himalaya: Socio-Economic Aspects and Management of Irrigation Systems

FU University funds

Prof. Dr. Hermann Kreutzmann

Kipkut

Ethnicity Research: Language and Religion of Minorities in High Asia

DFG, in cooperation Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan

Prof. Dr. Hermann Kreutzmann

 

Concluded and finished Projects

 Kirgistan

Livelihood Security and Risk Management of  Rural Households in Northern Kyrgyzstan

Dissertation project, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Bettina Wenzel

 

Systemic Study on Kazakh Nomadic People’s Ecological and Cultural Dual Sustainable Development in Pastoral Areas of Xinjiang China

Dissertation project, funded by the Government of the People's Republic of China (China Scolarship Council)

Mayinu Shanatibieke

 

The Impact of International Migration on Livelihoods in Jalalabat Oblast, Kyrgyz Republic

Dissertation project, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the University of Central Asia

Lira Sagynbekova

 

Utilization of Nature Resources in the Context of Structural Uncertainties. A Political Ecology of Kyrgyzstan’s Pastures in Times of Social Transformations

Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation

Research Associate: Andrei Dörre

 

Impacts of Civil Conflict Resolution and Crisis Prevention on Local and Global Aspects of Security

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Project period: May 2009 - September 2012

Research Associates: PD Dr. Gabriele Zdunnek and PD Dr. Thomas Zitelmann

Afghanistan

Human Security and Development in Afghanistan. Regional Analyses and Development Opportunities in Badakhshan, Baghlan, Balkh, Kunduz and Takhar Provinces

Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Project period: January 2009 - January 2012.

Research Associates: Dr. Stefan Schütte and Mary Beth Wilson

 

A Place of Sacred Space and Sacred Exchange: The Sufi Shrine of Data Ganj Bakhsh in Lahore

Dissertation project, Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies

Link to project webpage

Linus Strothmann

 Yaks

Pastoral Economy and Pastoralism in the High Mountains of Central and South Asia.

Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and FU University funds

In cooperation with development research organizations in Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Pakistan, among others the Aga Khan Foundation and ACTED.

Prof. Dr. Hermann Kreutzmann

 Kinder

Afghanistan: Survival Strategies in Badakhshan with Special Emphasis on the Wakhan and the Pamir

ACTED

Prof. Dr. Hermann Kreutzmann

 Mahd

High Mountain Development Research

In cooperation with InWent

Prof. Dr. Hermann Kreutzmann

Pakistan

Education for Development in Northern Pakistan. Opportunities and Constraints of Schooling for the Improvement of Rural Households' Living Conditions.

Dissertation project, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD

Andreas Benz

 

Improving Rural Livelihoods through Sustainable Water Resources Management in Uzbekistan

Dissertation project, funded by the European Union (Erasmus Mundus Programme)

Nuriddin Eshmatov

 
Kirgistan

The Impact of the Transformation Process on Human-Environmental Interactions in Southern Kyrgyzstan

Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation

Interdisciplinary research project in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Udo Schickhoff (University of Hamburg) and Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schmidtlein (University of Bonn).

Dr. Matthias Schmidt and Andrei Dörre

 
Pamir

Transformation Processes in the Eastern Pamirs of Tajikistan. Changing Land Use Practices, Possible Ecological Degradation and Sustainable Development

funded by the Volkswagen Foundation

In cooperation with the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, University of Wien, and Akademy of Sciences - Pamir Biological Insitute

Prof. Dr. Hermann Kreutzmann and Tobias Kraudzun

 
Lipke Projekt

Unequal Exchange Relations in the Global Trade System: Monetary and Ecological Quantification

Dissertation projekt, funded by the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

Dr. Jürgen Lipke

 

Expanding the Knowledge Base of European Labour Migration Policies

EU Curie Excellence Grant Project

Dr. Tim Elrick