Jörg Schmidt

Senior Specialist, Continuing Education
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Jörg Schmidt joined the Basel Institute in April 2024 as Senior Specialist, Continuing Education to lead of the work around conceptualising, planning and administering the Institute’s new Continuing Education programme.

Before joining the Institute, Jörg worked as an independent consultant in sustainability and corporate responsibility with a focus on competence development, and as a lecturer for Sustainability Management at Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences in Zurich.

Since 2010, Jörg has held positions as Deputy Head of the Centre for Corporate Responsibility and Senior Research Associate at the Department of International Business at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, as Programme Manager and Senior Consultant Social Responsibility/CSR at Neosys Ltd., Bern and as Research Associate at the Institute of Management of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland.

Lecturing, course development and study program management in BSc, MSc and Continuing Education programmes were essential elements of his task portfolio throughout that time.

Before this, Jörg worked as a Research Fellow with the Biodiplomacy Initiative at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the United Nations University in Japan, as a Scientific Officer at the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation and as a Post-doc Researcher at the Trisaia Research Centre of the Research Institute for New Technologies, Energy and Environment (ENEA) in Italy.

Jörg holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences from ETH Zurich and an MSc degree (“Diploma”) in Biology from Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany. He has attended further education programs in Sustainability Management at the University of Lüneburg, Germany, and in Higher & Professional Education at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences.