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:
- Chair of Urban Climate Resilience
- Chair of Political Science with a Focus on Climate Policy
- Chair of Environmental Sociology with a Focus on Socio-Ecological Transformation, Resilience Design and Climate
- Chair of Resilient Operations
- Chair of Climate Resilience of Human-made Ecosystems
- CHair of Environmental Economics
- Chair of Public Law and Crisis Resilience
The following chair will be funded by the Faculty of Economics:
- Chair of Climate Finance
Finally, two further chairs will be established within the key research area Environmental Health Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine:
Chair for the Research of environment-related Mechanisms of Action on Health (Exposom-Research)
Chair of Climate Change and Global Health
Development of the Centre for Climate Resilience
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).
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.
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.