Chair for Political Science with a specialization in climate politics

Welcome to the page of Prof. Dr. Angela Oels, full professor and chairholder “Political Science with a specialization in climate politics” 

Prof. Dr. Angela Oels was appointed to the newly established Center for Climate Resilience in April 2022. She is an internationally distinguished international relations scholar with much experience in trans- and interdisciplinary collaboration. Her research focus are the UN climate negotiations under the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement, which she studies from the perspective of climate governmentality studies (of which she is a co-founder). In particular, she investigates climate adaptation, climate resilience and the negotiations on loss and damage, including the contested topic of climate-induced mobility/ displacement. Secondly, Prof. Oels is interested in how digitalization needs to be governed to ensure that it contributes to sustainability transformations. She is hosting an international, interdisciplinary conference on this topic in September 2023 at Augsburg University. Finally, Prof. Oels studies from the perspective of democratic theory how stakeholder participation processes in climate adaptation can be designed to initiate social change and thus contribute to desirable climate futures.

Angela Oels received her PhD from the University of East Anglia (UK) and her habilitation from the University of Hamburg on “The discursive construction of climate change as a security issue”. Her past positions include a postdoc position at the climate excellence cluster CliSAP at the University of Hamburg, a Humboldt Visiting Professorship at Lund University in Sweden, and a Junior Professorship at the Open University of the Netherlands.

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Tagung zu Digitalisierung und Nachhaltigkeit


April 27, 2023

Prof. Dr. Angela Oels Rede beim Globalen Klimastreik

Am 3.März 2023 haben 1500 Demonstrierende von Fridays for Future Augsburg am globalen Klimastreik teilgenommen. Prof. Dr. Angela Oels von der Universität Augsburg war eingeladen, als Vertreterin für Scientists for Future eine Rede auf dem Rathausplatz zu halten.
April 25, 2023

Prof. Dr. Angela Oels erhält 1. Preis für die beste Lehre

Prof. Dr. Angela Oels wurde von der Fachschaft SoWiSo e.V. mit dem 1. Preis für die beste Lehre am Institut für Sozialwissenschaften der Universität Augsburg für das akademische Jahr 2021/22 ausgezeichnet.
April 20, 2023

Prof. Oels im Vorstand des Deutschen Klima-Konsortiums (DKK)

Das Zentrum für Klimaresilienz der Universität Augsburg wurde auf der Mitgliederversammlung am 19.April 2023 als neues Mitglied im Deutschen Klima-Konsortium (DKK) begrüßt.
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Political Science with a specialization in climate politics

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Chair for Political Science with a specialization in climate politics

Center for Climate Resilience

University of Augsburg

Universitätsstraße 2

86159 Augsburg


Telefon    +49 821 598 - 4864



Secretary's office: n.n.


Building I, Room 2218



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