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.
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
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
- Applied Computer Science,
- Business and Economics,
- the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
- the Faculty of Philology and History
- as well as the Faculty of Law
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.