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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. 


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Scientist for Future at the HCE

Scientists for Future  support the fridays for future movement scientifically. The statement of the S4F International has been published in Science. HCE mobilized many signatories. From 3000 signatures in total, about 1% are from Heidelberg and a major part from the HCE (0,6%). Check out our interview with Scientist for future and HCE member Prof. Dr. Werner Aeschbach.
Letter in Science.
List of signatories.
HCE - Youtube channel


HCE Zukunftskolleg 2019/2020 is open for application

Are you a graduate or postgraduate scholar looking for individual support and peer exchange? Apply now to the HCE Zukunftskolleg.
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Natur Climate change: Drivers of CO2 reductions

Jale TosunProf. Dr. Jale Tosun (Deputy Director of the HCE) and colleagues publish newest insights on drivers of CO2 emissions reduction in industrial countries in Nature Climate Change.
Link to Paper.


Prof. Dr. Sabine Gabrysch awarded for "courageous research"

HCE member Sabine Gabrysch (Institut für Global Health) has been awarded for her personal commitment, her courage and her scientific competence within the  „Food and Agricultural Approaches to Reducing Malnutrition“ (FAARM) project.  The HCE gratulates!
MWK Article (Ger)
Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (Ger)
Pictures of the award ceremony

Prof. Dr. Dominik Collet accepts appointment to Oslo

Collet_BuchHCE-junior research leader Prof. Dr. Dominik Collet has accepted an appointment to the University of Oslo, Norway. His newest book  "Die doppelte Katastrophe" can be found here and as preview hier.

Prof. Dr. Koch as visiting professor in Santiago de Chile

Prof. Dr. Marcus Koch (Deputy HCE-Director and Research Centre for Biodiversity / Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) Heidelberg) is currently in Santiago de Chile as visiting professor.
Press release of Universidad Católica de Chile (Es)

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