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Engineering educator

Hartmut Hanskurt Bossel was German engineering educator.


Bossel, Hartmut Hanskurt was born on March 3, 1935 in Brunswick, Germany. Son of Hans and Gertraude (Gmeiner) Bossel.


Diploma-Ing., Technology University, Darmstadt, Germany, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, University California-Berkeley, 1967.


Senior technical specialist Northrop Corporation, Hawthorne, California, 1962—1963. Research assistant University California, Berkeley, 1963—1967, assistant & associate professor Santa Barbara, 1967—1972. Project leader Fraunhofer Research Association, Karlsruhe, Germany, 1972—1977.

Research director Internet service provider Institute for Systems Research and Forecasting, Hannover, Germany, 1977—1979. Associate & full professor environmental systems analysis University Kassel, Germany, 1979—1997, director environmental systems analysis group and center environmental systems research Germany, 1979—1997. Research project leader & consultant research foundations, European Union, federal and state government, 1967—2006.


  • Other Work

    • Author (and editor): (book) Concepts and Tools of Computer-assisted Policy Analysis. Author: Earth at a Crossroad - Paths to a Sustainable Future (Book of the Year (German edition) German Environmental Foundation, 2000), Indicators for Sustainable Development, (science book-3 vols. ) Systemzoo - 100 simulation models, (book) Earth at a Crossroad - Paths to a Sustainable Future, Indicators for Sustainable Development, (scientific book (3 volumes) Systemzoo - 100 simulation models (in German), (autobiography) Above the Mountains, War is Far Away, 250 science papers in journals, books.

      Member editorial board: Journal Ecological Modelling.


Elected representative and city council member Municipal Government, Zierenberg, Germany, since 2001. Member and advisor Council on Environmental Issues, Protestant Church of Germany, Hannover, 1975—1985. Member National Committee for International Institute for Systems Analysis, Vienna, 1974—1980.

Co-founder, member Institute Ecology, Freiburg, Germany, 1977—2006. Science member Unesco Working Group Global Modelling, Paris, France (including Monaco), 1974—1987, Unesco Working Group Research and Human Needs, Paris, France (including Monaco), 1975—1987. Member board directors Balaton Group (International Network of Resource Information Centers), Durham, New Hampshire, 1981—2001.

Chairman, educational policy committee University California, Santa Barbara, 1969—1972.


  • Other Interests

    Para-gliding, hang-gliding.


Married Rika Gerlind Rueckert, November 3, 1961. Children: Derk, Karen, Kendrik.

Hans Bossel

Gertraude (Gmeiner) Bossel

Rika Gerlind Rueckert

Derk Bossel

Karen Bossel

Kendrik Bossel