Berta Martín-López elected member of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Spain

2023-11-16 Honor for Professor of International Sustainable Development and Planning

Prof. Dr. Berta Martín-López ©Leuphana
Prof. Dr. Berta Martín-López

On October 25, 2023, the Spanish Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales - the Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences based in Madrid - elected Prof. Dr. Berta Martín-López as a new member.

Berta Martín-López has been Professor of International Sustainable Development and Planning at Leuphana since 2015 and heads the Social-Ecological System Institute (SESI) with Prof. Joern Fischer. Prior to this, she taught and researched in Madrid, Copenhagen, and Oxford.

Her research is collaborative, inter- and transdisciplinary aiming to understand the role of values, knowledge, and institutions in supporting transformation pathways to sustainability. She puts special emphasis on "care-full" research processes that foster reciprocity, reflexivity, and respect for all persons involved in the process, including praxis partners, early career scholars, and minorities. 

The Royal Academy of Spain is a public institution with the aim of disseminating, promoting and supporting research in the mathematical, physical, chemical, geological, and biological sciences, advising the Spanish government on scientific policy, organizing conferences and seminars, and publishing various scientific reports.

Berta Martín-López feels very honored to join the most prestigious academic institution in Spain and is extremely grateful for all scientific collaborations, in Spain, Germany, and internationally, that have brought her to this recognition.