Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE)
Dr. Nicole Vollweiler
Phone +49 6221 54-6530


Paper release: Sebastian Harnisch and Jale Tosun analyse the Paris Agreement (COP21) from a political science perspective
Article (Ger) Externer Inhalt

Course "Transboundary Water Conflict Resolution: The Israeli-Arab Case" (Prof. Itay Fishhendler, Ph.D.)
Course Homepage with link to the registration page

The magazine "Momente" reports on the work of the HCE JRG "Environment and Society"
Download PDF (Ger) Externer Inhalt

New HCE paper: "3D Participatory Sensing with Low-Cost Mobile Devices for Crop Height Assessment – A Comparison with Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data"
Abstract and article Externer Inhalt

MOOCs by HCE Steering Committee Member Rainer Sauerborn:
"Climate Change and Health"
Course Link Externer Inhalt
"Climate Change & Health for Policy-Makers"
Course Link Externer Inhalt

Upcoming events

27 June 2016, 04.00 p.m.
INF 360, Lecture Hall 
Grenzarbeit im Anthropozän - Wasser und Urbanisierung in Accra
Prof. Dr. Antje Bruns, Universität Trier, Raum- und Umwelt-Wissenschaften, Governance & Sustainability Lab
Lecture series "Heidelberg Bridge"

29 June 2016, 05.15 p.m.
INF 361 (BoGa-Zentrum), Seminar room
Satelliten- und Luftbilder zur Analyse und Modellierung ökologischer Strukturen und Prozesse
Prof. Dr. Alexander Siegmund
Lecture series "Angewandte Ökologie"

06 July 2016, 06.00-08.00 p.m.
Aula der Neuen Universität
5 years HCE
Film clips and live contributions

04 - 12 July 2016
INF 348
Course "Transboundary Water Conflict Resolution: The Israeli-Arab Case"
Prof. Itay Fishhendler, Ph.D.
Course Homepage with link to the registration page

"Heidelberg Bridge" Colloquium
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Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE)

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Photo: Prof. Dr. Hans Gebhardt

The Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE) combines a wide range of environmental perspectives including natural sciences, social sciences and cultural studies. It focuses on humans’ physical and socio-cultural environments as well as the specific dynamics of these environments, and also on how these dynamics interact with each other. In recent history, the intensity of this interaction has strongly increased in many areas, which challenges us to take a comprehensive approach in examining and integrating various academic perspectives into our research. 


5 Years Heidelberg Center for the Environment

5 Jahre HCE

The HCE will celebrate its fifth anniversary with an unusual festive event.
Together with HCE Managing Director Dr. Nicole Vollweiler Maximilian Jungmann has produced cinematic portraits of the current HCE projects and will present them as well as contributions of HCE members live on stage.

Press release (Ger)
Poster A3 (PDF) (Ger)
Invitation flyer (PDF) (Ger)


Funding for water research networks: Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg provides four million euros for projects with participation of HCE members

Two inter- and transdisciplinary water research networks, in which scientists from the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE) of Heidelberg University are involved, belong to the three winners of the call for "Research networks" within the program „Water Research Baden-Württemberg“. The projects will work on the risk assessment of chemicals in the aquatic environment and the study of droughts in Europe. The networks build strong links between the natural and engineering sciences and the social sciences and will be funded during the next five years with two million euros each. [More…] (Ger)


Interdisciplinary and integrative cooperation

The complexity and cultural dependence of modern environmental problems goes beyond the analytical framework of any one single method or discipline. For this reason, the HCE employs a model of interdisciplinary and integrative cooperation. Heidelberg University is renowned, also at the international level, as a place where this overall view of the environment is developed and integrated into teaching methods and public discourse on the issue.

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