About the CCR
The Centre for Climate Resilience (CCR) at the University of Augsburg was founded at the end of 2020. The centre is dedicated to an interdisciplinary approach to research and scientific communication in the field of climate resilience. The aim is to develop the scientific foundations for adapting to the inevitable consequences of climate change, as well as developing holistic and implementable adaptation strategies for application at regional, national, and international levels.
In the following you can find out more about the development, orientation, and structure of the CCR.
Existing disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and international expertise in the field of climate resilience at the University of Augsburg will be complemented by a total of ten new professorships. Of these, seven new professorships will be established with funding provided by the High-Tech Agenda of Bavaria:
- University Professorship for Urban Climate Resilience
- University Professorship for Political Science with a Focus on Climate Policy
- University Professorship for Environmental Sociology with a Focus on Socio-Ecological Transformation, Resilience Design and Climate
- University Professorship for Resilient Operations
- University Professorship for Climate Resilience of Human-made Ecosystems
- University Professorship for Environmental Economics
- University Professorship for Public Law and Crisis Resilience
The following professorship will be funded by the Faculty of Economics:
- University Professorship for Climate Finance
Finally, two further professorships will be established within the key research area Environmental Health Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine:
University Professorship for Health System Resilience
University Professorship for Climate Change and Global Health
Development of the Centre for Climate Resilience
1st of December 2022
Appointment of Prof. Dr. Sina Fontana, Chair of Public Law and Crisis Resilience (press release from the Faculty of Law: 12/01/2022).
25th of October 2022
Official opening of the Centre for Climate Resilience at a symposium held at the Leopold Mozart Centre of the University of Augsburg; welcoming addresses by the Bavarian State Minister for Science and the Arts and the Bavarian State Minister for Environment and Consumer Protection, Markus Blume and Thorsten Glauber, respectively; keynote address by Prof. Dr. Harald Lesch, LMU Munich (press release: 10/25/2022).
1st of October 2022
Appointment of Prof. Dr. Maria Backhouse, Chair of Environmental Sociology with a Focus on Socio-Ecological Transformation, Resilience Design and Climate (press release: 12/06/2022).
19th of May 2022
Start of the Interdisciplinary Lecture Series "Climate Resilience - Research and Transfer" in the summer semester 2022 (press release: 05/13/2022).
13th of May 2022
Advisory board elections at the third general meeting of the CCR.
The centre moves into a newly renovated building (building I) on the campus of the University of Augsburg.
1st of April 2022
Appointment of Prof. Dr. Sebastian Utz as Chair of Climate Finance (press release: 04/26/2022).
1st of April 2022
Appointment of Prof. Dr. Angela Oels as Chair of Political Science with a focus on Climate Policy (press release: 04/26/2022).
1st of January 2022
Appointment of Prof. Dr. Manuel Ostermeier as Chair of Resilient Operations (press release: 02/16/2022).
1st of October 2021
Appointment of Prof. Dr. Markus Keck Chair of Urban Climate Resilience (press release: 10/26/2021).
Founding of the working group on science communication and transfer.
Appointment of the founding board: Prof. Dr. Harald Kunstmann (director); Prof. Dr. Axel Tuma; Prof. Dr. Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann; Prof. Dr. Elke Hertig; Dr. Anja Kalch (press release: 06/25/2021).
Founding of the Centre for Climate Resilience at the University of Augsburg.