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Humayain MH Kabir


Md Humayain Kabir MSc

Visiting Student

TEL: +43067763035134


Md. Humayain Kabir is a PhD candidate at the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz, Austria. He holds two MScs, one in Climate Change from the University of East Anglia, UK (Commonwealth Scholar) and one in Environmental Science from University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. He also obtained a post-graduate certificate in Integrated Coastal Management from AIT, Thailand, and a Diploma in Project Management from the International Business Management Institute, Germany.

Mr. Kabir is highly trained from many universities including the 5 of top ten universities in the world. He is one of twenty-five climate scientists who attended into the NASA summer school. Currently, he is leading a research group of 20 members from 3 continents and working on interdisciplinary research on climate change. Apart from academic activities, he is a motivator, climate action fellow, mentor of MIT Solve, climate coach, and mentor of climate reality project.

Awards and Prizes


  •  Winner of ‘Chancellor Gold Medal Essay competition in 2010’ entitled ‘Adverse effects of climate change in Bangladesh and its remedies’ (First Prize)
  •  University Grants Comission Merit Scholarship, Bangladesh (as a recogniation of best student of Faculty of Science)
  •  Highlighted in European Geosciences Union Conference in 2020
  •  Featured in Newsletter of University of Graz, Austria; Highlighted in a double-paged feature in daily newspapers in Austria (DER STANDARD and DIE PRESSE)
  •  Fellow, Anant Fellowship for Climate Action (2021-2022) (among 2703 applications from 50 countries)
  •  Fellow, World Research Association
  •  Marietta Blau Grant, OeAD-GmbH Agency for Education and Internalization, Austria (one of 25 awardees)
  •  River Acamedy Scholarship, Australia
  •  FWF-DK Climate Change fellowship (PhD in Climate Change), Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz, Austria
  •  MEXT Scholarship 2018-2019, Government of Japan, PhD in Sustainability Science, University of Tokyo, Japan (declined)
  •  Ca’ Foscari University of Venice Doctoral Scholarship 2018-2019, PhD in Science and Management of Climate Change (declined)
  •  United Nations University- Japan Foudation (UNU-JF) Scholarship 2017, PhD in Sustainability Science, the UNU-IAS, Japan (declined)
  •  Commonwealth Scholarship in the UK-2015: MSc in Climate Change, University of East Anglia, UK
  •  Erasmus+ Scholarship (2015-2017): Joint Masters on Groundwater and Global Change-Impacts and Adaptation (University of Lisbon, Portugal; UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands; Dresden University of Technology Germany) (declined)
  •  ADB-JSP scholarship (2015-2017): Master of Science in Environmental Studies (University of Tokyo, Japan) (declined)
  •  Partial Scholarship to attend ‘Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program’2016, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  •  Govt. Scholarship in BSc (Hons.) for outstanding result in Higher secondary school certificate examination
  •  Govt. Scholarship in Primary and Junior school Certificate Examination (both in Talent Pool Category)
  • Community Services and Leadership
  • Mentor of Climate Reality Project (2020 to present)
  •  Ambassador of En-ROADS (Climate Change Solutions Simulator) (2021 to present)
  •  Joint Convenor (2021-2022), Bangladesh Environmental Science Graduates Association (National Platform of 14 Universities)
  •  Coordinator (2015-2016), South East Regional Network (Commonwealth Scholars)
  •  University Representative (2015-2016), University of East Anglia Commonwealth Scholar
  •  Editorial board member, Disaster Advances journal
  •  Advisor of Riverine People, Chittagong University Chapter
  •  UEA representative, South-East Regional Network of Commonwealth Fellows in the UK
  •  Mentor of ‘Youth Volunteer of Environment-Bangladesh’ and IFESCU Language Club’
  •  Working group member of Bangladesh Environmental Science Graduates Association
  •  Enlisted Environmental Discussant in Bangladesh Radio since 2016
  •  Online content creator and motivational speaker


Research Interests

  • Extreme weather and climate events
  • Climate impact assessment
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Natural disaster management
  • Water resources management
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Current Projects

Summertime extreme events and their impact on the Alpine forelands of Austria.


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