Development of a digital teaching offer "Operations Research for Sustainability: Energy, Mobility, Industry".

Detailed project description

Funding: "" funding line of the NRW Ministry of Culture and Science.

Project duration: 2022 - 2024

Coordination: Prof. Dr. Jutta Geldermann, University of Duisburg-Essen

Project partners:

    Chair of Energy Systems and Energy Economics, Ruhr University Bochum
    Chair of Economics, esp. Energy Economics, RWTH Aachen University
    Chair of Operations Management, RWTH Aachen University


In scientific discourse and in research-based teaching, addressing the climate crisis and increasing sustainability are central topics that are addressed, for example, in the courses of industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, sales engineering and product management, business administration and economics. Decision-oriented, quantitative-predictive or -prescriptive methods (e.g., linear programming, multi-criteria decision support), such as those provided by operations research (OR) in particular, are required to evaluate and design our energy, mobility, and industrial systems. However, teaching these methods to students for concrete application in relevant decision problems is didactically highly demanding. Therefore, the goal of our project is the development, implementation and dissemination of a digital, model- and application-oriented teaching/learning offer in the subject area "Operations Research for Sustainability". In this context, current problems and solution approaches from our research projects on the design of sustainable energy and mobility systems as well as industrial value chains are processed in order to post them on the state portal