Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind

President and Chief Research Executive

Uwe Schneidewind
+49 202 2492-100
+49 202 2492-108
uwe.schneidewind@wupperinst.org

Professional Experience

  • Starting from March 2010: Professorship "Sustainable Transition Management" at the faculty of Economics (Schumpeter School of Business and Economics) at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, where he is granted leave from university in order to take office as:
  • President and Chief Research Executive of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
  • 1997 - 2010: Carl von Ossietzky-Universität Oldenburg:
    • 1997 - 1998: Management of the professorship "Business Administration, with focus on Production Management and Environment"
    • 1998 - 2010: Full professorship (C4) for "Business Administration, with focus on Production Management and Environment"
    • 2002 - 2003: Dean of the faculty of Economics and Law
    • 2003 - 2004: Dean of the faculty of Information Science, Economics and Law
    • 2004 - 2008 President of the University of Oldenburg
  • 1993 - 1997: Scientific researcher and project coordinator at the Institute for Economy and the Environment at the University of St. Gallen (IWÖ-HSG)
  • 1991 - 1992: Strategic Management Consultant at Roland Berger & Partner, Düsseldorf (In the field strategic environment management consultation / management consultation)

Education and Academic Training

  • 1998: Habilitation thesis and appointment as Associate Professor at the University of St. Gallen (Habilitation thesis: The Enterprise as Structural-Political Stakeholder)
  • 1995: Doctoral thesis at the University of St. Gallen (Dissertation: Ecology and Competitiveness in the Suisse Chemical Industry)
  • 1986 - 1991: Studies of Business Administration at the University of Cologne and the HEC School of Management, Paris (Focus on: industrial management, corporate accounting, business informatics, operations research)

Awards

  • Cicero Ranking of the 500 most important German speaking intellectuals (2019)
  • FAZ Economists Ranking of the 100 most influential German economists (2017)
  • BAUM Environmental Award (science category) (2016)
  • Award for Good Teaching at the University of Oldenburg (2002)
  • Latsis Award for postdoctoral thesis (1998)

Selected Honorary Activities and Memberships in Committees

Current Activities

  • Member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)
  • Member of the Club of Rome
  • Member of the German UNESCO Commission, DUK
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Witten/Herdecke University
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the State Development Bank of North Rhine-Westphalia, NRW.BANK
  • Chair of the Chamber for sustainable development of the German Protestant Church (EKD)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of BUND (Friends of the Earth Germany)

Memberships in Scientific Associations

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the Association for Ecological Economic Research, VÖW

Former Selected Activities

  • Member of the Steering Committee of the German Protestant Church Congress (2011 - 2017)
  • Board member of the Federation of German Scientists (FGS; German acronym VDW; 2012 - 2015)
  • Expert for the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Sustainable Development (2011 - 2013)
  • Head of the Expert Commission "Science for Sustainability" of the federal state Baden-Württemberg (2012 - 2013)
  • Member of the "Economics for Sustainability" Advisory Board at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (2007 - 2012)
  • Head of the Government Commission on Climate Change of the Federal State of Lower Saxony (2008 - 2012)