Sports, Culture & Event Management PT
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Sustainability (E)

level of course unit

first cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students know:
- the principle of sustainability
- the three pillars of sustainability
- the demarcation of and crossover with corporate social responsibility
- current debates about sustainability

Students are able to distinguish:
- the different concepts of sustainability
- the different aims and orientations of sustainability in both the economic and the social context

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

- Concepts of sustainability from the perspectives of different stakeholders in context of sport- and cultural events (nations, communities, authorities, federations, environment, population, employer and employee, etc.)
- Impacts of events on participants, regions, politics, etc.
- Current political debates in relation to global warming
- Tool used in Total quality management, process- and project management to support sustainability efforts

recommended or required reading

Hedstrom, G. (2018): Sustainability: What is it and how to Measure it. De Gruyter
Razaq Raj R., Musgrave, J. (2009): Event Management and Sustainability. MPG Books
Savery. J. (2011): Sustainability and Sport. Common Ground Publishing
Wirtenberg, J. (2014): Building a Culture for Sustainability: People, Planet, and Profits in a New Green Economy. Praeger

assessment methods and criteria


language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

integrated course

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Ingeborg Patsch, BA, MA

year of study


recommended optional program components


course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable