Homo mobilis – why we move how we move – and how to change that

Elisabeth Oberzaucher
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2021W, scientific seminar (SEW), 2.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S03991


We will discuss human mobility behavior from an evolutionary viewpoint and address how these can be applied to understand modern mobility patterns. Different mobility modalities will be reflected in the light of human behavior tendencies and potential to improve the experience for travellers. We will try to identify means to nudge people towards more sustainable mobility behavior, and work on specific examples to translate basic knowledge into viable solutions.

Examination Modalities

Presence is a requirement in this class. Students will be asked to give oral and written reports on their progress throughout the term. In a final oral examination, students will be asked to reflect on their theoretical and practical insights gained in the class. 

These three pillars contribute equally to the final evaluation. At least two pillars have to be evaluated positively to pass this class.


Students from other departments or universities will be given a place on the course subject to room capacities.


27 October 2021, 09:15–13:30
09 November 2021, 09:00–13:00
17 November 2021, 09:15–13:30
15 December 2021, 09:15–13:30

Course Enrolment

From 20 July 2021, 16:31 to 01 October 2021, 16:31
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Study Areas: Study Area 2: Science and Technology

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Science and Technology: Deepening / Application

Individual courses: possible