Research concept

The Centre for Climate Resilience is guided by a comprehensive inter- and transdisciplinary research focus on climate resilience, which emphasises the interactions between humans, climate, and the environment. It includes the following areas.


Research Areas

Natural climate science research

on the atmosphere, ecosystems as well as soil and water resources.

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Human geographic and sociological research

on climate change-induced socio-ecological transformations.

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Environmental health research

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

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Health services research

on the creation of climate-resilient health systems.

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Historical research

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


Educational research and climate communication

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Political science research

on climate policy and governance in multi-level systems.

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

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Legal research on crisis resilience


Structure and integration into the university

Research at the Centre for Climate Resilience at the University of Augsburg is carried out 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 at the University of Augsburg.


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


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 and socially-relevant role in providing scientifically sound decision-making support for society, business, and politics, thereby working towards a more climate-resilient future.