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


New lecture series "Environmental Humanities", organized by Dominik Collet, Juliane Dame, Daniel Münster and Carsten Wergin

The new produced HCE video clips and the picture gallery are online now
Video clips (Ger) and picture gallery

Werner Aeschbach comments on new perspectives for noble gases in oceanography
Abstract Externer Inhalt

New HCE publication: Diversity hotspots of the laurel forest on Tenerife, Canary Islands
Abstract Externer Inhalt

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

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

Upcoming events

05 December 2016, 04.00 p.m.
Neue Universität, Lecture Hall 15
Kipppunkte und die gemeinschaftliche Nutzung natürlicher Ressourcen
Lecture and discussion with Dr. Florian Diekert, Universität Heidelberg, Alfred Weber Institute for Economics
Public lecture series "Heidelberg Bridge"

07 December 2016, 04.15 p.m.
Karl Jaspers Centre, Voßstraße 2, room 212
On Microbiopolitics: From Food Safety to Biosecurity
Prof. Heather Paxson Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lecture series "Environmental Humanities"

07 December 2016, 06.00 p.m.
Marsilius-Kolleg INF 130.1, Lecture Hall
COP OF ACTION? The UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech
COP22 delegation of Heidelberg University
Special guest: Paul Watkinson, Head of Climate Negotiation Team and Chief Negotiator, Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France
Press release

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

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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 has celebrated its fifth anniversary with an unusual festive event on July 06.
Together with HCE Managing Director Dr. Nicole Vollweiler Maximilian Jungmann has produced cinematic portraits of the current HCE projects and has presented them as well as contributions of HCE members live on stage. 
Video clips (Ger) and picture gallery

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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