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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Bernhard is Professor for Design at Stuttgart Media University for Applied Sciences, Germany.



Bernhard started his career as a professional photographer for industry and fashion. He holds a Diploma in Communication Design and a Master's with distinction in Industrial Design. He had been working as a Designer for the German-based design consultancy MetaDesign before he completed his PhD in the Institute for Manufacturing’s Design Management Group at the University of Cambridge in 2013.

A central aspect of Bernhard’s resear­ch is the development and application of business support tools which help to assimilate academic knowledge in industry. His research has led to the development of the 'Cambridge Sustainable Design Tool Kit' which has been extensively tested with design practitioners in industry and academia.

Beside his role at Stuttgart Media University, Bernhard lectures on sustainable and strategic design at the Industrial Systems Manufacture and Management course at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge.

As a Fellow at CISL, Bernhard is involved in supervision and lecturing at the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains and the Master’s in Sustainability Leadership.

Bernhard is a member of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, and a founding member of Greenbridge, a Cambridge-based interdisciplinary society focussing on the sustainability of the built environment.

Bernhard Dusch
Professor for Design, Stuttgart Media University for Applied Science