Research at the Helmholtz Centre

Most of the Research activities are conducted at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ in Leipzig, where the professor is also the deputy head of the Department of Economics.

Scientists at the UFZ investigate the causes and impacts of changes to the environment. They conduct research on water resources, biodiversity, the impacts of climate change and adaptation to it, environmental and bio-technologies, bioenergy, the effect of chemicals in the environment and their impacts on human health but also develop models and carry out social science research. Their guiding principle is: Our research supports the sustainable use of natural resources and helps to ensure that this natural resource base is used in a sustainable manner under the influence of global change. The UFZ has approx. 1000 employees in Leipzig, Halle/S. and Magdeburg. It is funded by the German federal government as well as the Federal states of Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. 

The Helmholtz Association contributes to solving major challenges facing society, science and the economy with top scientific achievements in six research areas: Energy, Earth and the Environment, Health, Key Technologies, Structure of Matter, Transport and Space. With more than 30,000 employees in 17 research centres and an annual budget of approximately 3.0 billion Euros, the Helmholtz Association is Germany's largest scientific organisation. Its work follows in the tradition of the great natural scientist Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894).

last update: 05.03.2014 


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