Anna Sundermann

Anna Sundermann

Since 2013 Anna Sundermann is a research fellow and a PhD candidate at the Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Communication at the Leuphana University Lüneburg (Germany). Currently she is working for the UNESCO Chair on Higher Education for Sustainable Development and the SuCo2-Working group on students’ sustainability related learning processes in Higher Education. Before she started to work at Leuphana she got a Diplom in Psychology with a focus on educational psychology at Westfälische-Wilhelms-University Münster and was engaged in the student initiative Weitblick e.V.  Since then her main interest is in analyzing learning processes to find out if the current integration of sustainability in higher education empowers and motivates students to engage in societal transformation.


  • Since 2015 PhD-Candidate, Sustainability Science, Leuphana University, Germany
  • Diplom in Psychology, Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster, 2012

Selected Publications

  • Fischer, D., Haucke, F., & Sundermann, A. (2017). What does the Media mean by ‘sustainability’ or ‘sustainable development’? An empirical analysis of sustainability terminology in German newspapers over two decades. Sustainable Development, 25, 610–624.
  • Seidel, J., Sundermann, A., Brieger, S. A., Strathoff, P., Jacob, G. H., Antonio, T., & Utami, C. W. (2018). On how business students’ personal values and sustainability conceptions impact their sustainability management orientation: Evidence from Germany, Indonesia and the USA. Journal of Global Responsibility, 9(4), 335-354.

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