The Institute for Environmental Technology and Energy Economics sets great value upon teaching. In addition to several courses offered to students of the TUHH, the institute is involved in national and international educational projects: e.g. a student exchange with Jordan universities, Erasmus+ / DAAD projects, RECREEW Spring School and „integral“ an advanced training program for refugee-engineers. For further information see the navigation bar

Following list contains the courses of the iUE open for students of TUHH this semester. Students can find further information on Stud.IP.

Social challenge plastic recycling
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Kuchta, Dipl.-Ing.
PBL -Projekt-/problembasierte Lehrveranstaltung

Despite their considerable value, most plastic products are currently incinerated at the end of their life cycle. If we understand and address recycling as a societal challenge with its cultural, historical or sociological aspects, we can help to recycle much more than today and proceed towards a circular economy regarding this resource.

It is part of Challenge Based Learning that the participating students work together to develop the concrete research question they want to follow along with. Possible focus areas could include

- Availability of recycled plastics.

- Increasing knowledge,
- Finding added value,
- Design for recycling/product design,
- Source separation of plastics or
The aim of the seminar is to conduct comprehensive research that is well-founded in terms of content and concept in order to create a basis for actionable and sustainable solutions addressing current challenges. The seminar will focus on potential contributions of social actors, such as consumers.The concept of Challenge Based Learning includes the involvement of external experts if needed and in response to specific questions. In addition, experts from the Institute (V-09) are available to support with their expertise on recyclingprocesses, staff from the ZLL to support teamwork, and Gesa Mayer (SLS) for the social science perspective and methods of empirical social research.
The examination will be a practical and theoretical examination and will include the written documentation of the results (approx. 5 pages) with an oral presentation (approx. 15 min) or a demonstration of the tested solution (approx. 15 min).

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WiSe 22/23
Written elaboration
Technische Universität Hamburg (TUHH)
Weitere Informationen aus Stud.IP zu dieser Veranstaltung
Heimatinstitut: Institut für Umwelttechnik u. Energiewirtschaft (V-9)
In Stud.IP angemeldete Teilnehmer: 1