Omar Kassab

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Omar holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science from TU Darmstadt and a Master degree in Comparative and International Studies (MACIS) from ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich.

Based on his academic and professional experiences in the Middle East and South Asia, he believes that sustainability is of global relevance, and thus requires the international cooperation of science, politics, business, and society. In his research, he looks at sustainability research with a focus on scientific and societal impact assessment.

Before joining the professorship as a junior researcher, Omar worked at the Competence Center for Environment and Sustainability (CCES) of the ETH Domain. Complementary to his position at the professorship, Omar works as project manager at the sustainability office of ETH Zurich (ETH Sustainability), directly reporting to the President of ETH Zurich.

Omar is an alumnus of the German National Academic Foundation and of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

Current research projects

  • Assessing the impact of publicly funded research programmes with a focus on environment and sustainabilty research


Kassab, O., Bratrich, C., Knutti, R. (2017): ETH Zurich Sustainability Report 2015/2016. Nachhaltigkeitsbericht der ETH Zürich

Kassab, O., Bratrich, C., Brem, D., Knutti, R., Schwarzenbach, R. (2015): ETH Zurich Sustainability Report 2013-2014. Nachhaltigkeitsbericht der ETH Zürich

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