Environment and Climate Research Hub


Climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental pollution are highly complex global challenges and require integrated and interdisciplinary collaboration. To meet these challenges, the "Environment and Climate Research Hub" (ECH) bridges faculties and centres, considering disciplinary anchoring and existing high-class track records, to promote excellent research in the field of environment and climate.

The ECH strengthens the reputation of the University of Vienna nationally and internationally, increases its attractiveness internationally as an employer and research site, supports the excellent education of the next generation, and promotes the internal cohesion of the University.


Management Board:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Manuela Baccarini, Vice Rector for Research and International Affairs
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Felt, Department of Science and Technology Studies
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Herndl, Department of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Stohl, Department of Meteorology and Geophysics
Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Alice Vadrot, Department of Political Science


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thilo Hofmann, Department of Environmental Geosciences
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Psych. Sabine Pahl, MSc PhD, Department of Cognition, Emotion, and Methods in Psychology

Members of the Faculty of Social Sciences (Link)