731134 Basics of sustainable development

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2020/21
Languages of instruction


Un-sustainable trends: History and Definition of SD
Concepts of SD and interconnectedness of the world
Evaluation of and measuring SD
Environmental sustainability I
Environmental sustainability II
Economy and sustainability I
Economy and sustainability II
Social sustainability I
Social sustainability II
Globalisation and sustainability
Policy and Governance
Wrap-up and discussion


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)


- Basic knowledge: History of sustainable development; state-of-the-art
of the sustainability discussion in science and politics, different
dimensions of sustainability; methods and indicators; systems-oriented view
- Systemic knowledge: reasons for un-sustainable development and ideas
to overcome it
- Creative knowledge: basic concepts of most important strategies for
politics, companies and societal organisatios to start a transition
towards sustainable development.

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