Coordination office

As a central point of contact, the Coordination Office is available to interested and registered students for advice and questions concerning the Master's program.
Additionally, in agreement with the TC, the office performs public relations work, ensures smooth execution of the classes and is the contact point for the relevant faculty representatives.

Opening hours and study counselings

Students are welcome to drop by unannounced during the opening hours of the coordination office for short consultations etc.: Monday, Tuesday AND Thursday: 9.30 to 11.30 am.

Subject to change: short-term deviations are posted on the green pin board to the left of the office.

The coordination office remains closed on public holidays and holiday absence:

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Appointments for study counseling, credit point check, etc. are possible on agreement. Please contact us by mail for an appointment (see contact box).


Coordination Office
Master's Degree in Sustainable Development
Vesalgasse 1
4051 Basel

Tel: +41 61 207 04 20

Camelia Chebbi, Head Coordination Office MSD

Camelia Chebbi heads the coordination office of the Master's program in Sustainable Development since February 2005. Previously, she worked on a project with the Swiss Red Cross in Bolivia with special focus on organizational development and public health. As a research assistant at the seminar of anthropology at the University of Basel, Camelia Chebbi dealt with socio-cultural aspects of sustainable tourism development in the South. Before that, she was managing coordinator of the Frauenstadtrundgang Basel. Her commitment to the problems of indigenous peoples led to her joining the Danish NGO International Work Group of Indigenous Affairs  (IWGIA) as Swiss representative on the international board. She also worked for several years as a department assistant at the Museum der Kulturen (Dep. of the Americas, Basel).

She graduated at the University of Basel with a licentiate (1999) in Cultural Anthropology and Spanish Philology after stays in Spain, Neuchâtel and a field research in Costa Rica. Furthermore, she completed a postgraduate degree in development and cooperation at the ETH Zurich (2004), and one in Non Profit-Public Management at Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (2015).

She is the winner of the Teaching Excellence Award 2019/category ‚Dienst an der Lehre'