Visiting Professor of Tourism and Environment at the University of Eberswalde
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Strasdas studied landscape planning with a focus on tourism in Hannover and Seattle. Since 1991 first research projects on sustainable tourism and many years of work as a tourism consultant in development cooperation. 2001 PhD at the TU Berlin on ecotourism in Mexico and Belize. In 2002 Wolfgang Strasdas was appointed professor at Eberswalde University of Applied Sciences, where he established the master's program in sustainable tourism management. His current work focuses on protected area management, tourism in developing countries, corporate social responsibility and certification in tourism, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Wolfgang Strasdas was recently appointed to the steering committee of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWK) for the development of the National Tourism Strategy. He is a member of the scientific advisory board of the sustainability initiative Futouris, the certification council of TourCert and on the steering committee of the industry dialogue of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with the tourism industry. He is also on the juries for the Ecotrophea Sustainability Award of the German Travel Association (DRV) and for the Fahrtziel Natur Award of Deutsche Bahn and leading German environmental organizations..