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Dr. Richard Beecroft

  • c/o Sekretariat Prof. Dr. Ott und Zentrum Mensch und Technik
    Gebäude 01.87, 5. OG
    Rüppurrer Str. 1A
    76137 Karlsruhe

Current Positions

Managing Director of the KIT Center Humans and Technology

Research Interests

  • Educational Theory and Didactics of transdisciplinary Teaching
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Philosophy of Inter- and Transdisciplinarity
  • Methodology of Technology Assessment


  • Teaching at the Karlsruhe School of Sustainability
    • SS 2014: Sustainable development - A guiding principle for technology? (Module NATAN, ZAK)
  • Teaching at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt
    • SS 2014: Future scenarios of care robotics (project seminar, with J.C. Schmidt)
    • SS 2014: Interdisciplinary working techniques
    • SS 2014: Sustainable development - A guiding principle for technology?
  • To date, teaching at the Technical University of Darmstadt, the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, and the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
  • Didactic focus: Project seminars, business games and method-oriented teaching

Professional Background

since 2014 School of Sustainability, ITAS, KIT
since 2009 Social and Cultural Complementary Studies, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences
2007 - 2009 Center for Interdisciplinary Study Programs, Darmstadt University of Technology
2003 - 2008 Interdisciplinary Working Group Science, Technology and Safety, Technical University Darmstadt
2003 Dipl.-Ing. degree after studying materials science, education and philosophy at Darmstadt Technical University

Selected Publications