Yared Nigussie Demssie

Yared Nigussie Demssie received his PhD from Wageningen University (The Netherlands). His studies focus on sustainability competence, indigenous knowledge, education for sustainable development, systems thinking competence, and corporate social responsibility. He has international experience in university teaching, research, program coordination, consultancy, curriculum preparation, and conference organizing.

Yared’s international academic experience is the result of his roles in diverse contexts as a Full-time Assistant Professor of Sustainability Studies at Addis Ababa University, in Ethiopia, a Guest Lecturer at Wageningen University, in the Netherlands, an Affiliate Faculty member at Idaho State University, in the United States of America, and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oulu, in Finland.

Yared’s postdoctoral research is a part of the Eudaimonia-institute spearhead project - Global Responsibility to Act Sustainably as Students (GRASS), where he explores:

University students’ global responsibility and social sustainability competencies

Contributions of students’ agency, selected learning approaches, and environments to enhance students’ sustainability competencies

Research interests

  • Sustainability competence
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Systems thinking competence
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Education for sustainable development

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