Ludwig von Bertalanffy Young Scientist Award

From 2016 on the Ludwig von Bertalanffy Young Scientist Award gets a new face!
With the newly established emcsr avantgarde 2016, organized by the The Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science, we donate the competitive prize to researchers in recognition of the most promising contribution from philosophy, science, engineering, economy, design, and art demonstrating the Bertalanffy principle of Unity through Diversity. We are searching for concepts and applications with the potential to co-create a flourishing planet, meaningful technolgies, and a futurable humanity.

We are glad about the winner of the new Ludwig von Bertalanffy Young Scientist Award, Daniel Dick, and his contribution about “Overcoming Misunderstandings between Cultural and Scientific Systems of Knowledge”. Daniel Dick is graduate student (MA) at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna and Co-Founder of the Vienna Academy of Consciousness Studies. His research focuses on Religion, Philosophy of Science Ideology, Ritual Studies, Cultural Evolution, Cultural Ecology and Consciousness Studies.

Daniel Dick

© Vienna Academy of Consciousness Studies

Read his award winning paper!

From 2012 to 2014 the BCSSS donated the competitive prize to PhD students in recognition of the most promising transdisciplinary research demonstrating the principle of Unity through Diversity.

In 2014 award winner was Katri-Liisa Pulkkinen, researcher‬ and ‪entrepreneur‬ in ‪design‬ & ‪architecture‬ at the Department of Built Environment, School of ‪Engineering‬, ‪‎Aalto‬ University, Finland. Pulkkinen´s contribution presented a counterfoil to “top-down” performance management, showing how systems can be transformed via grass-roots activism.

Read her award winning paper!

“A bottom-up way of building a system and changing perceptions – urban pioneers as a model for transformation for sustainability!”

The prize 2012 was awarded to Jessica Dylan Foley from Trinity College in Ireland in the framework of the PhD Colloquium at the European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research. She received € 1.000,00. The Bertalanffy Center had invited the International Academy of Systems and Cybernetic Sciences and the Giordano Bruno Globalshift University to delegate to the Award Committee.


Read her award winning paper!

“Futurian Poetry, Systems-Theory and Transdisciplinarity: A Case for Contiguous Analysis and possibilities for Literal-Metaphor within a Telecommunications Research Centre.”