Prof. Dr. Schindler is heading the Distance Learning Institute at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin. The Distance Learning Institute is offering seven postgraduate master study programmes and 12 professional education programmes. His major fields of interest are environmental management systems, resource and energy efficiency, process engineering as well as international project management.


Prof. Dr. Schindler holds a PhD in environmental engineering; he is a business administration graduate of the Business and Administration Academy in Coblenz, Germany and holds an engineering degree in biotechnology of the University of Applied Sciences, Berlin. Furthermore he is an international consultant and accredited auditor of the DIN ISO 14001 (TÜV Süd), multiplicator in the field of workers safety and health (IAG-Institute for work and safety) as well as a trained online tutor on the Global Campus 21 (German International Cooperation Agency -GIZ).


Prof. Dr. Schindler has been an international consultant for the German International Cooperation agency (GIZ) working more than 10 years in Asia and South America. As an international expert he was leading environmental and resource efficiency projects. Within these projects he promoted the Centre for Environmental Studies (CES) at the largest Technical University in India and implemented integrated management systems in 5 countries in South America (MERCOSUR). As a project manager he evaluated a number of international projects such as the hazardous waste management project (Bangalore), Indo-German Environmental programme (New Delhi), the Chemical Health and Safety Convention project (Bonn) and the Green economy project (Jakarta). As professional trainer he offered environment, project and/or knowledge management related seminars in Asunción, Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Islamabad, Montevideo, New Delhi, Puerto Madryn, Rio Grande do Sul, Santiago de Chile, Tiblisi, Tirupur and Ushuia. Furthermore he is a online trainer and tele-tutor and has established a modern knowledge management platform for an international trainer network using modern information and communication technologies.