The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment

, Volume 17, Issue 9, pp 1083–1086 | Cite as

Young scientists in LCA—the “Ökobilanzwerkstatt”

  • Liselotte Schebek


In every discipline, promotion and early integration of students and young scientist into research is an essential part of evolvement of science. Passing on of knowledge, exchange, and scientific discussion between different generations of researchers is highly important for the professional and personal development of young investigators. At the same time, it is indispensable to maintain a dynamic development and innovation process within a discipline which is needed to ensure emergence of novel ideas and progress of understanding.

During four decades of practice as well as methodological development, life cycle assessment (LCA) has evolved from a tool to a broad field of research. One of its main characteristics is being interdisciplinary: on the basis of a common methodological framework, it brings together knowledge from natural science and engineering as well as of economy and social sciences, and it brings together scientists with different disciplinary background....


Life Cycle Assessment Young Scientist Life Cycle Assessment Methodology Life Cycle Assess Sustainable Building 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute IWAR, Industrial Material CyclesTechnical University DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Department of Technology-Induced Material FlowsKarlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT)Eggenstein-LeopoldshafenGermany

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