Research concept

The research concept of the Centre for Climate Resilience is oriented towards the necessary inter- and transdisciplinarity of comprehensive climate resilience research and focuses on the interactions between humans, climate and the environment. It is composed of the following areas.


Research Areas

Natural science climate research

of the atmosphere, ecosystems as well as soil and water resources

Human geographic and sociological research

on climate change-induced socio-ecological transformations

Environmental health research

on the interactions between climate, environment and health, such as infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases and their consequences

Health services research

on the creation of climate-resilient health systems

Historical research

on how past societies dealt with climate- and environment-induced crises

Educational research and climate communication

Political science research

on climate policy and governance in multi-level systems

Research on the design of climate-resilient economic and financial systems

Legal research on crisis resilience.

Structure and integration into the university

The research of the Centre for Climate Resilience at the University of Augsburg is implemented in a cross-faculty and inter- and transdisciplinary manner with the participation of the Faculties of


and in close cooperation with the Environmental Science Center and the Resource Lab of the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Materials Engineering of the University of Augsburg.




The Centre for Climate Resilience can draw on existing structures and networks with national and international university alliances, non-university research institutions and federal and state authorities. Through scientific visibility and concerted public relations work, the Centre will perform a crucial overarching, socially relevant task by providing scientifically sound decision-making support for society, business and politics, thereby working towards a more climate-resilient future.




Inter-faculty structure and integration of the Centre for Climate Resilience