Economic Growth and Sustainable Consumption in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals

Learning Outcomes


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All students can register for one module. You can specify two preferences. Please use the numbers “1” and “2”. If you have not been assigned a place in the project after the end of the assignment and are still interested in participating, please contact sibel.yildirim[@]ipw.rwth-aachen.de directly.

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Academic Responsibility

Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Carmen Leicht-Scholten

Research Unit for Gender and Diversity in Engineering Sciences, RWTH University Aachen

Univ.-Prof. Dr. sc. pol. Oliver Lorz

Research Unit for International Economic Relations, RWTH University Aachen

Contact Person





Monday, 4:30-6:00 p.m.


In person and individual sessions exclusively via Zoom

EA (1270|109)

Schinkelstr. 6
52062 Aachen


„The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.“

(United Nations, https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/)

With the adoption of Agenda 2030, a further milestone was set in 2015 in the global sustainability debate for sustainable development. The Agenda sets out 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that address the five core messages of people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership.The focus of this module will be on SDGs 8 “Decent Work and Economic Growth” and 12 “Responsible Consumption and Production”. These two SDGs will be examined and discussed by experts from different disciplines.



Prof. Dr. Carmen Leicht-Scholten, 
Research Group Gender and Diversity in Engineering (GDI), RWTH Aachen
Prof. Dr. Oliver Lorz, Research Unit International Economics, RWTH Aachen


Taxation of the super rich (via Zoom)
Prof. Florian Scheuer,
University Zurich


Topic: Sustainable production of clothing

Prof. Dr. Thomas Gries
Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA), RWTH Aachen


t.b.a. – Online via Zoom

Prof. Torfinn Harding
Stavanger University Business School


Time: 16:30-18:30 Uhr
Location: Ford-Saal, Super C

The Future of Economic Growth (SDG#8): Explosive Growth, Green Growth, Degrowth, or Collapse?

Prof. Dr. Wim Naudé
Technology, Innovation, Marketing & Entrepreneurship (TIME), RWTH Aachen


Measuring wealth beyond GDP

Prof. Dr. Almut Balleer

Procedure/Working method​

Depending on the course of studies, module and examination, credit points can be achieved through participation.



Certificate of Participation (0 CP, not graded)


Protocol with critical analysis  (2 CP, not graded)

Project "Leonardo": Protocol with Analysis

Questionnaire (3 CP, not graded)

Project "Leonardo": Presentation

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