Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE)
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.
100 participants at HCE conference SDiA
100 participants from over 30 countries visited the Sustainable Development in Action conference 2018. In workshops the participants learned about different areas of sustainability. During the Action Labs they worked on the implementation of sustainable solution.
Conference HomepageVideo: Nils Föhles
HCE Junior Research Group on "artificial glaciers" in Ladakh, Indien
Team around HCE member Prof. Dr. Marcus Nüsser and HCE-Junior research group leader Dr. Juliane Dame analyse the effect if ice reservoirs in mountain region in South Asia.
Press release University Heidelberg
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.
Berliner Zeitung, Online version on 21 July 2018
Berliner Zeitung, print version
HCE-project on Arsenic in groundwater
This new video by Nils Föhles and Maximilian Jungmann portraits the project in a lively way.