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Teaching and Thesis Supervision

My academic teaching includes topics and methods from

  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Economic Psychology and Environmental Psychology
  • Sustainability and Innovation Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Systems Sciences and Complex Adaptive Systems

My prime field of teaching is decision making. This includes questions of how human decision makers make their decisions (individuals, households, citizens and organizations), and which factors influence these decisions.

List of current courses

Syllabus of Decision Making for Sustainable Development (Course, 4ECTS)


Thesis supervision

I am supervising master theses in the following programs:

  • Joint Master in Sustainable Development,
  • Joint Master in Circular Economy and
  • Master Programs in USW (mainly Sustainability and Innovation Management).

I will accept supervising your thesis, if I have sufficient capacities in the respective semester, and under the following prerequisites:

  • The topic relates to my expertise; i.e. the topics I cover in my teaching and research (see syllabi and publication list).
  • You can demomstrate some familiarity with these topics (e.g. by prior participation in relevant courses).
  • You hand in a sound research proposal with a suitable method to answer your research question(s) and a reasonable work plan.
  • The research questions are relevant and the research process is likely to generate results that are publishable in a scientific journal.

I will not accept supervision, if the topics of your thesis are beyond my expertise and not related to my research and teaching.

If you contact me for supervision, please attach a two-page summary of your proposal, including your intended research question and proposed method.

For details, please see my information sheet regarding master thesis supervision [PDF].

Assoz. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.rer.nat.

Thomas Brudermann

Assoz. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.rer.nat. Thomas Brudermann Department of Environmental Systems Sciences

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