The field of work "Communication & Sustainable Development" focuses on the development of individual and institutional competencies for shaping the future. The research contributes scientific theory building in sustainability communication. Effects of various communication strategies are analiyzed and new approaches are developed. In this, research questions which pertain to individuals as well as institutions are addressed.

In essence, research is conducted in these areas:

  • University development in the context of sustainable development; affiliated with the UNESCO Chair "Higher Education for Sustainable Development"
  • Education for sustainable development
  • Developing and rating competencies
  • current issues: sustainable consumption, journalism, energiewende

Current research projects of the working area Communication & Sustainable Development: