Curriculum Vitae - Klaus Krumme

Academic Experience & Memberships

2019-10 - today Scientific Director, Joint Centre Urban Systems (JUS), University of Duisburg-Essen
2017- today Member of the working group "Urban Sustainability Transformations" of the Network Future Earth
2009 - today Member of the European Sustainability Science Group (ESSG)
2008 - today Regional Ambassador Rhine-Ruhr of the Amina Foundation for Ethical Entrepreneurship and Responsible Management in Europe
2007-07 - today Member of the Coordination Board of the Research Focus on "Urban Systems", University of Duisburg-Essen
2007-07 - today Member of the State Examination Council for Teachers in North Rhine-Westphalia
2007-04 - today Associate Lecturer "Education for Sustainabele Development" and "Global Learning", Institute of Geography, University of Duisburg-Essen
2006-10 - 2019-09 Managing Director, Centre for Logistics and Traffic, University of Duisburg-Essen
2004-11 - 2007-04 Assistant Professor "Environmental Didactics", Institute of Geography, University of Duisburg-Essen
2004-11 - 2006-09 General Manager, Sustainable Development Group (SuDeGroup), University of Duisburg-Essen


2003 Diploma/Master of Science, Environmental Science, University of Duisburg-Essen
2003 Civil Service Examination (Teacher), Biology, Geography & Education Science, District Government of Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
1999 Intermediate Diploma, Biology, Ruhr University Bochum

Publications & Projects (selection)


Please check my publications on my ResearchGate Account.


2019 - 2022 Competence Net Urban-industrial Supply (CONUS), using funds from the European Regional Fund Development (ERDF): The purpose of the CONUS project is to provide strong and sustained tools to the wider regional development strategy by establishing a regional innovation and competence network with a focus on sustainable supply solutions and on the transformation of urban and industrial sinks in interaction with rural areas. Four funded living labs are based on concrete innovations of existing corporate activities and value chains in the region between the agricultural and logistics sectors, the transport and mobility sectors, digitized logistics and regional strengthening of the bio-economy.
2019 - 2020 (4 Projectphases until 2027)

Intergrated Regional Climate Lab North Jakarta and Port (JaC-Lab), BMBF FONA: The overall goal of the JaC-Lab initiative is to integrate urgent short- and middle-term climate change adaptation and mitigation actions into a long-term sustainable urban transition frame- and network in North Jakarta. By applying the method of Urban Transition Management (UTM), the project aims to guide local stakeholders (governmental institutions, business representatives, civil society and academia) - the Quadruple Helix - to address and implement measures of adaptation and climate change mitigation on the basis of a sustainable urban development strategy. JaC-Lab uses effect chains between single SDGs on the level of integrated urban planning and the model of Sustainable Urban Metabolism (SUM) as means to produce applicable results.

2015 - 2018 "Innovative Logistics for Sustainable Lifestyles": How should innovative logistic services be designed in order to meet both, socio-ecological requirements as well as promote sustainable lifestyles of consumers? What kind of changes should take place from the consumer side to support sustainable logistics structures? Partners: Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production, gGmbH (CSCP), Zentrum für Nachhaltige Unternehmensführung (ZNU), Private University itten/Herdecke gGmbH, Center for Media & Health (CMH), (BMBF Research for Sustainable Development), University of Duisburg-Essen,
2009 - 2015 "EffizienzCluster Logistik Ruhr": Establishment of a regional scientific-economic cluster on the new challenges of logistics, Partners: Fraunhofer Institute IML Dortmund, TU Dortmund, European Business School Wiesbaden, State of Northrhine-Westphalia and 124 Companies, (BMBF Spitzencluster-Wettbewerb)
2009 - today "Klimainitiative Essen": A new communal climate culture; BMBF-Competition of "Energy efficient Cities"; Partners: City of Essen, Institute of the Advanced Study in the Humanities Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen
2008 - today "Line for Life" (L4L): a global cooperation line on “Metropolitans and their impacts on global environmental change”; Partners: BMBF International Office, University of Oxford (UK), Max Planck Institute of Psycholinguistics (Netherlands), City of Dalian (China), Instituto Superior Tecnico Lisbon (Portugal), University of Applied Science Bochum, University of Duisburg-Essen (Coordinator)
2007 - today "Ruhr Research Network on Sustainable Development" (NeNa Ruhr): Establishment of a cross-regional research network; Partners: Institute of the Advanced Study in the Humanities Essen (KWI, Prof. Claus Leggewie), TU Dortmund, Wuppertal Institute, UNEP Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), United Nations University Bonn (UNU), University of Duisburg-Essen/ ZLV (Coordinator)
2005 - 2007 "DAAD Summerschools on Integrated Watershed Management" (IWM) in East Africa, Partners: GTZ Nairobi, DAAD, University of Siegen (Coordinator), University of Duisburg-Essen, East African Universities IWM Network
2004 - 2006 "PACT" (Program for Academic Cooperation and Transfer on Sustainable Development); Partners: State of Northrhine-Westphalia, Government of Kenya, UNEP Africa, University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University Nairobi, University of Duisburg-Essen
2004 - 2006 "Learning BIOreg Meru": A regional based sustainable intersectoral development approach, East Mt. Kenya, Meru (Kenya); in Cooperation with Prof. Klaus Töpfer (UNEP Executive Director, UN Habitat), Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education Kenya, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Society for technical Cooperation Germany (GTZ), University of Duisburg-Essen (Coordinator)

Workshops, Lectures & Talks


2018-11 Moderation of Sessions "Start-ups, Corporates or Customers – who is actually doing the innovation?" & „ Nachhaltige Supply Chains – Ist der Kunde weiter als die Logistik-Akteure?“ , EXCHAiNGE Conference on Hypermotion, Frankfurt
2017-11 Moderation of Session „Synchronized Logistics: Digitale Services in der Supply Chain“, Logistics Digital Conference! on Hypermotion, Frankfurt
2017-09 Moderation of entire EXCHAiNGE Conference „Am Anfang war die Supply Chain…“, Frankfurt

Invited Speaker„Logistics, the Energy Transition and a future Green Economy Challenges, Needs and Opportunities“ , 3. German-Dutch Logistics Conference, Duisburg

2009-11 Invited Speaker, Opening Lecture on "Freight Traffics in Congested Urban Areas", ECOmobil Fair, Offenburg
2009-04 Invited Speaker, Workshop "Knowledge and Action", Lecture "The Flow of Actions - Synergies of Research, Pilot Projects and Training for Sustainable Development", Initiative für Nachhaltigkeit, Essen
2009-03 Invited Speaker, MIPIM Fair Cannes, France: "Logistik Ruhr – perspectives through partnership" (international introduction of the new brand "LogistikRuhr")
2008-03 Invited Speaker, Discussion Panel on "Cross border freight traffics", City of Viersen
2008-01 Chairman of the Conclusion Panel, Conference of the BMBF Project "Traffic Avoidance and Integration on End-of-Runway-Logistics Locations", Airport Frankfurt
2007-11 Final Lecture, Congress on Inland Ports (Binnenhafen-Kongress, Haus der Technik, Essen)
2006-11 Lecture "MDG 7: Nature Conservation Concepts as Basis for Sustainable Development", Eine Welt Forum Essen, Exile Kulturkoordination, Initiative für Nachhaltigkeit, Essen
2006-10 Lecture "New Ways for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development in East Africa", Biologische Gesellschaft, Essen
2006-08 "Sustainability and System Dynamics", Workshop of the University of Duisburg-Essen (OrgLab) and University of Witten-Herdecke (Consultant and Lecturer)
2006-07 "Summerschool on Integrated Watershed Management", DAAD-Expert Seminar, Meru, Kenya (Lecturer and Representative of the University of Duisburg-Essen)
2006-03 "First German Interdisciplinary Conference on Sustainability Research", TuTech, Hamburg: Chairman of the final conference session on "Problems and Solutions in Sustainability Research" (Chairman)

Honors & Awards

The research project "Innovative Logistics for Sustainable Lifestyles" (ILoNa) (Projectmanager Klaus Krumme) was honoured for its efforts for climate protection by the KlimaExpo (Expo Fortschrittsmotor Klimaschutz GmbH), 04/2018  
2. European Environment Award, with AGARD


Scientific Director of the Joint Centre Urban Systems (JUS), University of Duisburg-Essen

Member of the Coordination Board "Urban Systems", University of Duisburg-Essen

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