Prof. Dr. Bernd Steffensen studied sociology and administrative sciences at the universities in Kiel (D), Bielefeld (D) and Lancaster (GB), he holds a doctorate in sociology from the University Bielefeld. After working as a researcher in the field of technology assessment, he became professor at the UAS Darmstadt. From 2010 to 2013, he was Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer. From 2012 to 2018, Bernd was Head of Graduate School at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt. In 2019, he became Head of the PhD Center Sustainability Sciences. The PhD Center brings together a interdisciplinary group of 15 professors from various academic fields.
Research interests: Traffic and transport, the development of cities, sustainable development and individual behavior.