From the Master’s thesis to a sustainability concept

Rouven Essig-Feulner is a graduate of the Distance and Independent Studies Center’s programme Sustainable Development Cooperation. In a recent interview the 29-year-old talks about time management as well as independent learning and how he worked on the implementation of a sustainability concept in local transport services in his Master’s thesis. Essig-Feulner works as a transport planner at the Zweckverband Schienenpersonennahverkehr Rheinland-Pfalz Süd (Rhineland-Palatinate Southern Regional Rail Transport Association). He recognised the urgency of reducing CO2 within the transport sector at an early stage.

The main focus of his Master’s thesis was the disused railway line in the Glantal in the districts of Kusel and Bad Kreuznach. Essig-Feulner created a sustainability oriented public transport concept. The results of his thesis have proven to be of interest within the public and have accelerated efforts to realise the public transport service.

Are you also interested in advancing sustainable development? The distance learning programme Sustainable Development Cooperation is still accepting online applications until September 15th, 2021.