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Change in schedule

There will be no presentation on July 2nd due to the quarter finals of the World Cup. The presentation by Prof. Dr. Andre Butz will take place on the 23rd of July. 


Mon 23rd Jul 2018


Kohlendioxid und Methan: Auf dem Weg zum besseren Verständnis natürlicher Prozesse und zur Überwachung anthropogener Emissionen

Prof. Dr. André Butz, Universität Heidelberg, Institut für Umweltphysik

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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. 



What's new? 

Tuesday, 10th July: Symposium on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

On Tuesday, the Pädagogische Hochschule (PH)  celebrated the opening of the new center for ESD. In the afternoon, HCE, PH and the city of Heidelberg hosted the symposium on ESD. Prof. Dr. Thomas Maier and Prof. Dr. Marcus Koch, directors of the HCE, congratulated the BNE center and gave impulses towards a critical reflexion on ESD.

Berliner Zeitung: The year without summer

The Berliner Zeitung writes about the interplay between climate and historical events. The Heidelberg Center for the Environment provides essential contributions for tackling this question.

HCE-project on Arsenic in groundwater

This new video by Nils Föhles and Maximilian Jungmann portraits the project in a lively way.


01.-03.Nov 2018 Sustainable Development in Action

SDiARegistration for the Conference "Sustainable Development in Action 2018" has opened. In an interactive format containing of Keynote talks, workshops and action labs, participants will learn how to enable sustainable development . 
Further information and registration

HCE-Zukunftskolleg in summer semester 2018


HCE is offering a new support programme for (post)doctorates working in the field of environmental sciences. The programme consist of monthly meetings, coachings, travel reimbursements and mentorings. Applications are welcome until 15th April! 




Dominik Collet habilitated! Dominik Collet

We are proud to announce that our HCE junior research group leader Dominik Collet (see homepage) is habilitated. Congratulations!



Prof. Dr. Aleh Cherp on the Heidelberg bridge colloquium


We asked Prof. Dr. Aleh Cherp about his views on interdisciplinary research and communicating science to the public:

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