Mi-Yong Becker

Her work

Mi-Yong Becker is passionate about developing sustainable solutions for real-life problems. Her knowledge and expertise in the field of sustainable bioeconomy is supported by her extensive experience in guiding stakeholder dialogue and advising policy decisions. From 2012 to 2015 she was, for example, instrumental in designing and implementing decentralised waste-water management systems in Jordan, for which she has received several awards including the German Environmental Award from the German Federal Environmental Foundation, as well as the UFZ Knowledge Transfer Award and an award from the Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation in 2016. In her current position as Professor of sustainability at the Bochum University of Applied Sciences, she is particularly interested in understanding how rapidly developing technologies will influence our future world of work.

About Mi-Yong

Born and raised in Cologne, Germany, Mi-Yong studied in Bielefeld, Heidelberg and Tübingen, before moving to Leipzig to join the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in 2007. Here she was involved in several international initiatives designing and implementing waste-water management systems in Eastern Europe and Jordan. Before moving to the Bochum University of Applied Sciences at the beginning of 2019, where she now works as professor of sustainability in the department of economics, she ran the ‘steering and innovation’ group at UFZ.

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