Prof. Dr. Paul Burger
Head of the group Sustainability Research
Professor for the socio-cultural domain within the interdisciplinary Master in Sustainable Development
Born 1956, initially trained as a technician, he studied philosophy and history (doctorate 1992, habilitation 1997), was scientific assistant for philosophy in Basel und Luzern, SNF-research fellow, lecturer at the universities of St. Gallen, Fribourg, Innsbruck, Maribor, and from 1998-2005 head of the interfaculty teaching program People Society Environment at the University of Basel; since 2006 he has been in charge of the Program Sustainability Research; he also represents the University of Basel in the organising committee of the biannual EUCOR summer-university in sustainability science, and is Co-Chairman of the International Sustainability Conference (ISC).
Research and teaching interests
Among his research interests are theoretical foundations for sustainability, values and evaluation (especially within sustainability issues), human-nature-interrelations, ontology of systems, social theories and sustainability, epistemology and methodology of future studies and of inter- & transdisciplinary research.
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