Head of Institute
a. Prof. Dr. André Martinuzzi
andre.martinuzzi (at) wu.ac.at
Evaluation, CSR, Sustainable Development, Knowledge Brokerage
André Martinuzzi has more than 20 years of experience in coordinatin and leading EU-wide research projects for the European Commission, as well as for international organizations and ministries. He is an expert in the fields of evaluation research, CSR, sustainable development, and knowledge brokerage. As a member of the European Evaluation society, he leads the working group "Evaluating Sustainable Development" and coordinated many conferences in the frame of the "EASY-ECO – Evaluation of Sustainability" Programms. André is also a member of the CEMS faculty group "Business and the Environment" and of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB).
Mag. Gerald Berger, MSc.
gerald.berger (at) wu.ac.at
Sustainability Strategies, Minerals and Raw Material Policy, Good Governance
Gerald Berger is an expert in the areas of sustainability strategies, good governance and sustainable raw material production and use. As research area leader, he has many years of experience with EU-funded research projects, for example on the sustainable use of raw materials, as well as in the organization and moderation of Europe-wide conferences. In addition, Gerald leads the European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN), the largest European network of experts on sustainability strategies. After completing his Masters in Political Science at the University of Salzburg, as well as a Masters at the Cardiff University in Wales (UK) in Sustainability, Spatial Planning and Environmental Policy, he worked at numerous institutes, such as the Interdisciplinary Center for Comparative Research in Social Sciences - ICCR in Vienna (AT), Cardiff School of City and Regional Planning at Cardiff University in Wales (UK) and the Austrian Society for Environment and Technology (ÖGUT) in Vienna (AT).
Mag. Andreas Endl
andreas.endl (at) wu.ac.at
Sustainable Consumption and Production, Minerals Policy, Governance
Andreas Endl's research topics include sustainable consumption and production, as well as good governance and commodity policy. During his studies at the University of Vienna (AT) and at the Free University of Brussels (BE) in human ecology, he has increasingly dealt with approaches to human-environment relations. In particular, his expertise lies in in the fields of environmental and ecosystem science (e.g., climatology, soil and water cycles) and social science disciplines (e.g., political science theories of social governance in the field of environment and sustainable development). Through his many years of work in EU-funded research projects, such as COBALT, MIN-GUIDE, and Minland, he has gained extensive experience in policy analysis in the resource sector and the design of workshop-based stakeholder and peer-learning processes.
Florian Findler, M.Sc.
florian.findler (at) wu.ac.at
Corporate Sustainability, Sustainability in Higher Education
Florian Findler's research focuses on corporate sustainability and sustainability in universities. As part of his dissertation, he focuses in particular on Impact Assessment and Sustainable Development. Florian teaches in the seminar program ZuWi II and in the master program Management. In addition, he is the contact person for teaching and responsible for general student support. Florian studied management at the Universities of Marburg and Hohenheim (DE), as well as the BI Norwegian Business School (NO), which was combined with further study visits at the CBS in Copenhagen (DK) and the Jönköping International Business School (SE). He also worked as a research assistant at the Chair of Marketing & Business Development at the University of Hohenheim, as a freelancer in the Internet industry, and gained experience in international sales in the automotive industry. Before his studies, he was employed in the IT sector.
Dr. Michael Gizicki-Neundlinger
Storytelling for Responsible Innovation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Resource Use
Michael Gizicki-Neundlinger's research focuses on the transformative potential of audio-visual storytelling in the field of Responsible Research and Innovation. He came to storytelling at a startup in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility. Prior to that, he earned his doctorate in social and human ecology, an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary field of research on sustainable resource and land use. His dissertation dealt with the relationship between social inequality and soil fertility in local agroecosystems. During his research, he has always been engaged with the communication of complex scientific contents to specific target groups. During his master's thesis, the trained historian and anthropologist worked in historical urban research as well as in university management.
Sara Louise Gottenhuber, M.Sc.
sara.louise.gottenhuber (at) wu.ac.at
Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Development, Agenda 2030
Sara Gottenhuber's research deals primarily with policy for sustainable development and currently works on the EU-funded research projects MIN-GUIDE and MIN-LAND. Sara has extensive experience from the non-governmental sector and has worked both in Vietnam and India with rural development and natural resource management. With a keen interest for both resource management and policy she completed a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Uppsala University (SE) and a Master's Degree in Sustainable Development from Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agriculture. Her master thesis dealt with policy coherence for sustainable development.
Mag. Markus Hametner
markus.hametner (at) wu.ac.at
Monitoring and Evaluation, Sustainability Indicators
Markus Hametner's research focuses on monitoring and evaluating sustainable development and sustainability indicators. As research area leader, Markus has many years of experience with EU-funded projects from the European Commission and works mainly on indicators for sustainable development. For example, he is currently looking at the EU sustainability indicators and looking at the implementation status of the Europe 2020 strategy. Markus studied ecology at the University of Vienna (AT) and specialized in environmental economics and management as part of the interdisciplinary study program at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (AT).
Teresa Iglesias Lopez, M.A.
Responsible Research & Innovation, Co-creation
Teresa Iglesias Lopez is primarily involved with Responsible Research and Innovation and implementing it through co-creation with industry and citizens as part of an EU project. She is also partially in charge of graphic creation and design for the visual communication of the project. Teresa holds a joint master’s degree in Global Studies from the University of Wroclaw and the University of Vienna and a bachelor degree in Media Communication from the Institut des Hautes Etudes des Communications Sociales in Brussels. She has further experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and research with a focus on gender issues. She is a native speaker in French and Spanish and also speaks fluently English and German.
Mariia Kostetckaia, M.A.
mariia.kostetckaia (at) wu.ac.at
Monitoring Sustainable Development
Mariia Kostetckaia specialises in Sustainable Development Monitoring. She compiles Eurostat monitoring reports on sustainable development as well as reports on the implementation status of the Europe 2020 strategy. Mariia studied International Relations at the Saint Petersburg State University (RU) and recently obtained an international interdisciplinary Master degree in Global Studies from the University of Leipzig (DE) and the University of Vienna (AT), where she focused on international law and human rights.
Eric Thomas Mulholland, M.Sc.
eric.thomas.mulholland (at) wu.ac.at
Governance for Sustainable Development
Eric Mulholland deals with various governance issues related to sustainability. He is responsible for writing the Quarterly Reports of the European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN), as well as for the organization of conferences and workshops within the ESDN. Eric is currently responsible for the coordination of the European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW). He completed his Master of Science in Sustainable Development, Management and Policy at the MODUL University Vienna. He specialized in governance for sustainable development and wrote his Master's thesis on effective participatory governance in smart cities and smart city initiatives, using Vienna and Seestadt Aspern as a case study.
Norma Schönherr, M.Sc.
norma.schoenherr (at) wu.ac.at
CSR and Business in Global Development
Norma Schönherr's research focuses on the topics CSR, Enterprise and Sustainable Development, as well as Empirical Social Research. Her expertise is characterized by many years of experience in evaluation and monitoring, as well as work on EU-funded research projects, mainly in the field of impact assessment of companies on global development and the analysis of CSR successes. She studied Social Sciences at University College Maastricht (NL) and completed her Master's degree in Integrated Natural Resource Management at the Humboldt University Berlin (DE). Norma has worked in several international organizations such as ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, and the GIZ GmbH. In addition to the working languages of English and German, she was able to acquire further language skills in French, Portuguese, Spanish and Dutch.
Ingrid Setz, B.Sc.
ingrid.setz (at) wu.ac.at
Monitoring Sustainable Development
Ingrid Setz specializes in monitoring sustainable development. She is working on Eurostat monitoring reports on the implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Ingrid is currently working towards a master's degree in Economics with mathematics major at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (AT). In parallel to her work at the Institute, Ingrid is researching on population change and sustainable agricultural developments for the Regional Academy on the UN.
Patricia Urban, B.A. B.A.
Responsible Research & Innovation, Sustainability Standards
Patricia Urban is a research assistant at the Institute for Managing Sustainability and focuses on responsible innovation and sustainability standards. She studied Social and Cultural Anthropology as well as Journalism and Communication Studies at the University of Vienna, where she focused on the topics of migration and asylum and feminist analyses. She is currently completing her Master’s degree in Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Next to her studies, she has been working as a journalist for several magazines, such as the online newspaper oekonews.
Heike Christiane Vogel-Pöschl, M.Sc.
heike.christiane.vogel-poeschl (at) wu.ac.at
Responsible Research & Innovation, Sustainability Standards
Heike Vogel-Pöschl is primarily concerned with Responsible Research and Innovation and Sustainability Standards. Her expertise is characterized by many years of experience in the field of sustainability management and reporting, as well as sustainable supply chain management. She studied social economics at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (DE), combined with a study abroad to the Universidad de Guadalajara (MX). She then completed the international master's program in Sustainable Resource Management at the Technical University of Munich (DE). Through her work in the environmental departments of various companies and consultancies, she has gained valuable experience in the practical implementation of sustainability in companies. In addition, she worked as a research associate for the Department of Forest and Environmental Policy at the Technical University of Munich (DE) and the Institute for Sustainability in Technology and Economics at the OTH Amberg-Weiden (DE). In addition to her native language of German, she speaks English through her education as a certified foreign language correspondent and has further language skills in French and Spanish.