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Ulf Schrader


Technische Universität Berlin
Institute of Vocational Education and Work Studies
Marchstraße 23
10587 Berlin
Room: MAR 1.016

Phone: ++49-30-314 28769
Fax.: ++49-30-314 21120
Email: schrader[at]tu-berlin.de

Consulting times: Tuesday and Wednesday 4.00 - 4.30 pm and by arrangement

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Short CV

Ulf Schrader holds the chair of Economic Education and Sustainable Consumption since 2008. In addition, he is since 2016 the director of the School of Education of TU Berlin (SETUB). In the winter term 2017/18 he is visiting scholar at George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University, Worcester, USA.

He studied economics, business administration, political sciences and sociology in Göttingen, Dublin and Hannover and holds degrees as "Diplom Ökonom (1995)" and "Magister Artium (2004)". He did his PhD and his post-doc-degree (Habilitation) at the Leibniz Universität Hannover.

From 2014 to 2017 Ulf Schrader was the co-chairmen of the Co-operation Council for Teacher Education of the state of Berlin. From 2011 to 2015 he was also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry for Nutrition, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (since 2014: Ministry for Nutrition and Agriculture) and until 2013 member of the Innovation Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Consumer Policy and the Journal Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy.

Besides his teaching, he co-ordinated numerous research projects in the fields of sustainable consumption and corporate social responsibility. Currently (2015 - 2018), he is heading the research projects "BiNKA - Education for Sustainable Consumption through Mindfulness Training (Bildung für Nachhaltigen Konsum durch Achtsamkeitstraining)" and "IMKoN - Integrating Employees as Consumers into Sustainability Innovation Processes (Integration von Mitarbeitern als Konsumenten in Nachhaltigkeitsinnovationsprozesse)“, both funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the Social-Ecological Research (SÖF) framework. In addition, he is co-chairing the sub-projects „Social Utility Value and Profession Choice Motivation for Technical-Oriented Vocational School Teachers” and „Teach-Learn-Laboratories in Work-Studies (Arbeitslehre)”, both part of „TUB-Teaching“, the joint project of TU Berlin in the framework of the “Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung [Quality Campaign for Teacher Education]”.

Main research areas


  • Sustainable consumption
  • Consumer policy
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable Marketing
  • Innovation Management


  • Economic foundations of work studies
  • Consumer policy
  • Sustainable consumption
  • Financial literacy and social security
  • Information economy

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