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Faculty Profiles

Jonas Haertle

Course taught at FUS: Global Issues and Leadership


  • MA European Studies, Hamburg University, Germany

  • MSc Global Affairs, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

  • BA Communication and Social Sciences, Erfurt University, Germany

Jonas Haertle

Titles and positions covered:

UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) – Chief, Office of the Executive Director

Franklin University Switzerland - Adjunct Faculty

Areas of Research and Expertise:

Jonas Haertle has deep knowledge and practical experience in global affairs and international organizations through his career and work at the United Nations. 

Since September 2018, he works in a full-time role at one of the UN’s training organizations, the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), based in Geneva, Switzerland. At UNITAR he developed a new set of partnerships with higher education institutions in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

From 2010 to July 2018, Mr. Haertle was the Head of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), an initiative founded by the United Nations Global Compact and leading business school associations. He led the global secretariat in New York City, USA, and build PRME into the world’s largest initiative on responsible management education. 

From 2007-2010, he was the global lead of the UN Global Compact’s Local Networks in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. In 2012, in the run-up to the Rio+20 conference he initiated the launch of the UN’s Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI). 

He has written and contributed to a number of publications and academic articles on corporate sustainability and responsible management education and he serves on the advisory boards of Glasgow Caledonian University’s School for Business and Society, and the international student group oikos International, respectively.

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