Economic Education

Michael Wihlenda, Dpl.-Vw.




Short CV

After graduating in economics in 2009, his path led him to Steinbeis University Berlin where he was involved in the development, introduction and marketing of the masters' program "Responsible Management" as a project manager at the Institute "Corporate Responsibility Management". There he gained his first entrepreneurial experience and learned to appreciate the university's approach - project-based and career-integrated studying. The realization of creating added value for students, companies and the university alike in this way left a lasting impression on him.

In 2012, he accepted the position as a research associate at the newly founded World Ethos Insitute in Tübingen, in the context of which he founded and has since developed the World Citizen School as a socially innovative "learning organization". From 2016 to 2020, he was the developer, coordinator and trainer of the Social Innovation Program at the University of Tübingen, which is applied holistically within the World Citizen School. He also works as a coach and lecturer at various universities and colleges.

Since 2021, he works as a researcher at the Chair of Economic Education at the University of Tübingen. His work and research focus at the chair is the transfer of the World Citizen School learning system for schools.

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