Fachbereich 9


Navigation und Suche der Universität Osnabrück



Daten zu einer Veranstaltung

[Master Seminar] Approaches to Sustainability Transformation in Agriculture




WiSe 2024/25



The relationship between agricultural production and the environment is especially complex and multifaceted. Fundamentally, agricultural production depends on a well-functioning environment, yet farmers are currently contributing to the degradation of ecosystems. Moreover, current agri-environmental policies and practices are insufficient for protecting the environment; agriculture is still a main driver of environmental degradation in Europe and elsewhere and a cause of the earthy system exceeding its planetary boundaries. Hence, it is often reported that current major challenges (climate change, growing world population) require disruptive transformations in agriculture. But what is meant by transformation? How can such transformations be carried out sustainably? And what problems come with such transformation processes?

In this course, we will explore understandings of agricultural transformations towards sustainability and reflect on current approaches and their (societal) challenges. For this purpose, this course consists of several thematic blocks. First, we cover the key challenges that agriculture and food systems must overcome. Then, we discuss potential transformations in regulations and technologies, as well as relevant behavioural aspects and societal mindsets to consider. We will discuss the potential and challenges for transformation ideas and assess potential solutions to overcome those challenges.

To gain a deep understanding of these contents, this course will require self-study and active participation in interactive course elements. Specifically, students will become experts in one topic of their choosing and prepare a 12-minute online presentation (or 24 min, if you work as a group of two) on this topic as well as prepare a 3-5 minute co-presentation (“Ko-Referat”) on another topic. Students become experts in a topic by reading and working through two essential academic articles we provide. We will then elaborate on these topics using interactive tools during the course. Each student (or group, respectively) must submit a short essay (approx. 4500 words or 9000 in groups of two) on their topic.

Weitere Angaben

Ort: nicht angegeben
Zeiten: Termine am Mittwoch, 30.10.2024 16:00 - 18:00, Donnerstag, 09.01.2025 - Freitag, 10.01.2025 09:30 - 17:00
Erster Termin: Mittwoch, 30.10.2024 16:00 - 18:00
Veranstaltungsart: Seminar (Offizielle Lehrveranstaltungen)


  • Wirtschaftswissenschaften > M.Sc. Betriebswirtschaftslehre (Akkreditierung 2022) > Seminare
  • Wirtschaftswissenschaften > M.Sc. Betriebswirtschaftslehre (Akkreditierung 2022) > Volkswirtschaftslehre und Methoden
  • Wirtschaftswissenschaften > M.Sc. Betriebswirtschaftslehre (Akkreditierung 2014) > Seminare
  • Wirtschaftswissenschaften > M.Sc. Betriebswirtschaftslehre (Akkreditierung 2014) > Economics
  • Wirtschaftswissenschaften > M.Sc. Economics (Akkreditierung 2014) > Seminare
  • Wirtschaftswissenschaften > M.Sc. Economics (Akkreditierung 2014) > Economics
  • Systemwissenschaft > Master Umweltsysteme und Ressourcenmanagement
  • Wirtschaftswissenschaften > M.Sc. Economics (Accreditation 2022) > Volkswirtschaftslehre und Methoden (Economics and Methods) > Seminare (seminars)
  • Wirtschaftswissenschaften > Courses in English
  • Wirtschaftswissenschaften > M.Sc. Economics (Accreditation 2022) > Schwerpunkte (Specializations) > Empirical Economics
  • Wirtschaftswissenschaften > M.Sc. Economics (Accreditation 2022) > Schwerpunkte (Specializations) > Sustainability, Behavior and Environmental Policy
  • Business Administration and Economics


  • Master of Science Umweltsysteme und Ressourcenmanagement > MATH-USRM-E03 - Ergänzungsmodul III
  • Master of Science Betriebswirtschaftslehre > WIWI-28008 - Seminar Selected Topics in Sustainability Economics
  • Master of Science Umweltsysteme und Ressourcenmanagement > WIWI-28008 - Seminar Selected Topics in Sustainability Economics
  • Master of Science Economics > WIWI-28008 - Seminar Selected Topics in Sustainability Economics