Sustainability as Challenge and Opportunity for Society


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Academic Responsibility

Prof. Dr. Joachim Söder

Teaching Area: Philosophy 
KatHo Aachen

Prof. Dr. Carmen Leicht-Scholten

Teaching and Research Area Gender  and Diversity in Engineering Studies
RWTH Aachen University 

Julia Berg, M.Sc.

Teaching and Research Area Gender and Diversity in Engineering Studies
RWTH Aachen University

Contact Person


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Wednesday, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.




Sustainability is a task for society as a whole that requires the cooperation of a wide range of actors and disciplines. In cooperation with the Catholic University of Aachen and civil society partners, the various dimensions of sustainability will be examined and discussed in this lecture. Based on keynote speeches, current challenges will be discussed by cross-university and interdisciplinary groups and solution proposals will be developed.

Learning Outcomes

The course supports students in cross-university teams in developing their interdisciplinary competences. By discussing practical social challenges, the students will raise awareness to social problems by critically and actively dealing with social and societal responsibility. Moreover, the students can apply their knowledge in a practical  case. Special attention is paid to the formation of networks from different disciplines and social actors in order to support the participants to develop their own code of action and thus generate actual impulses for action.



Kick-off event

Prof. Dr. Carmen Leicht-Scholten
Prof. Dr. Joachim Söder
Julia Berg M.Sc.


19.05.2021 XDC Model  – English session

Susan Ranchber, 
Projekt Lead at
Frankfurt a. M. 



Presentation: we@Aachen-Study

Madeleine Genzsch, 
Project Lead at Eine Welt Forum Aachen E. V.



Further dates will be announced shortly.

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)
Group Presentation und Reflection (4 CP)

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