Prof. Dr. Paul Burger

Delegate of the Faculty of Humanities: Professor of Philosophy
Head Sustainability Research Group

Main research topics
  • Theoretical foundations for sustainable development (normative and coupled human nature systems)
  • Governance of Sustainable Development
  • Change of individual behavior in particular of individual energy consumption
  • The role of quality of life in sustainability transformation
Current research projects
  • Sufficiency in daily life (Mercator)
  • SCCER-CREST: Head WP 2 on Change of Behavior
  • SHEDS: Swiss Household Energy Demand Survey
  • Changing mobility patterns (Joint Activity SCCER-CREST & Mobility)
  • Sustainabilization of administrations
  • ASER: A tool for assessing societal risk for business (CTI)
  • Upper Rhine Cluster of Sustainability Research (Interreg-Project)
  • Graduate Academy SERIOR (Interreg-Projekt)
Favorite Courses within the MSD Curriculum

Lecture: Sustainable Development: A new Societal Paradigm?

Current Lectures

Lectures overview current semester


Prof. Dr. Paul Burger

Prof. Dr. Paul Burger
Petersgraben 52
4051 Basel

Tel: +41 61 207 04 03

The MSD is still more or less unique in the academic field as it brings together perspectives from the social and natural sciences as well as from economics. And it is a pleasure to teach to highly engaged and committed students!