CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".

Chancellor Merkel appoints Hamburg Professor to the Council for Sustainable Development


On June 26, 2013, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the rotational appointment of the new members of the Council for Sustainable Development before the Federal Cabinet. One of the 15 members appointed to the Council for a three-year term starting today is Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen, Professor of Business Management at the University of Hamburg and part of the university’s Socioeconomics degree program.

In addition to his teaching and research activities, the 48-year-old is also a member of Hamburg’s “Center for a Sustainable University,” which, as an interdisciplinary academic platform, develops and tests new concepts and approaches to questions of sustainability. Its primary goal is to firmly anchor the concept of sustainability at the University of Hamburg, both in research and education.

The Council for Sustainable Development was first created in 2001 and most recently employed in 2010, advising Germany’s federal government on the implementation and continuing development of the national sustainability strategy. In addition, the Council is intended to effectively spread the topic of “sustainability” in society and the general public. From now on, the 15-member Council will consist of six women and nine men.

Prof. Alexander Bassen is a Principal Investigator at the Cluster of Excellence for Climate Research (CliSAP).


Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen
Universität Hamburg
Fakultät Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften
Fachbereich Sozialökonomie
Tel.: 040 42838 4064