Studying & Teaching


The Courses that our working group offers or takes part in, relate closely with our main research emphases—namely the role of organic in societal change and the development of organic food farming systems. Moreover, our courses share our general approaches and methods used in research—i.e., systems perspectives, transdisciplinarity and ethical or philosophical reflections.


Find more information concerning our courses either from this Brochure or our general course overview. Additionally, you can find our current Masters and Dissertations topics in which we are looking for highly motivated and interested students to partake in.

Systemic Perspective and Transdisciplinarity

System Analysis and Scenario Technique - Methods and Practices (in Eng.)                                               
WS 933.310 SE / V. FIALA

Start-up Module (in Eng.)
WS 933.300 PJ / B. FREYER

Interdisziplinäre Ansätze und Methoden
SS 731.105 VO / M. PENKER, A. MUHAR, B. FREYER

Introduction to Systems (in Eng.)                                                
SS 933.112 VO / V. FIALA

Ethics and Philosophical Refections

Organic Farming in the Public Debate (in Eng.)
SS 933.317 VS / B.Freyer


What the hell is Philosophy of Science? Was ist eigentlich Wissenschaftstheorie?     
SS 933.014 SE / B. FREYER

Überlebensmittelsphilosophie
WS 933.062 VS / B. FREYER

Ethics in Organic Agriculture (in Eng.)    
WS 933.306  SE / B. FREYER, M. KLIMEK

Organic Farming in local-global Agro-Food Systems

Ökologische Landwirtschaft                                           
WS 933.101 VO / B. FREYER, J. FRIEDEL, L. KIRNER, W. STARZ, C.R. VOGL, H. WAGENTRISTL, C. WINCKLER, W. ZOLLITSCH

Ökologische Landwirtschaft               
SS 933.108 EX / B. FREYER, C. WINCKLER

Organic Farming in Tropical and Subtropical Regions (in. Eng.)                 
SS 933.110 VO / B. FREYER

Global Case Studies on Organic Agriculture (in. Eng.)                 
SS 933.323 VS / B. FREYER

Development Processes in Organic Agriculture in Tropical and Subtropical Regions (in. Eng.)                 
SS 933.321 SE /  P. DIETRICH