3rd Vice-President of the TUB
|Organization name||Vice President for Sustainability, Internal Communication, Transfer, and Transdisciplinarity|
|Address||Straße des 17. Juni 135|
|Office hours||By appointment.|
Sophia Becker studied in Münster and Paris, completing a Diplom degree in psychology. She earned her doctorate at the University of Stuttgart's Chair of Sociology of Technology, Risk and Environment where she wrote her dissertation titled Individuelles Rebound-Verhalten in der Pkw-Mobilität (Individual Rebound Behavior in Car Mobility). Following her studies, Becker conducted research on mobility at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam, later renamed the Research Institute for Sustainability - Helmholtz Centre Potsdam (RIFS). In 2020 she was appointed professor of sustainability mobility and transdisciplinary research methods (NaMo) at TU Berlin. Becker is also head of the research group Methods of Transformative Policy Advice at RIFS Potsdam.
Sophia Becker has been vice president for sustainability, internal communication, transfer, and transdisciplinarity since 1 April 2022.
She also taught at several institutions, including the Faculty of Sustainability at Leuphana University Lüneburg (2012 to 2014). In 2015 she undertook research on carsharing and individual life quality at the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. Sophia Becker's research examines socio-technical transformation processes, sustainable mobility, individual behavior change, and mobility innovation. Her work also focuses on transdiscplinary research methods. A particular focus of her research is dedicated to examining and supporting the mobility transition in Berlin and Brandenburg. Professor Becker is active in science communication and policy advising at municipal, state, and federal level.
The Executive Board will provide regular reports on its strategic planning. This includes the 100-day program from summer semester 2022 as well as programs for the following semesters. The results of surveys and other activities as well as a review and the outcomes of the annual retreat for staff and students at TU Berlin will also be published.