Welcome to the Environment and Climate Research Hub!

Climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental pollution are highly complex global challenges and require integrated and interdisciplinary collaboration. We are facing a triple global crisis that threatens our future. Solutions for these problems are urgently needed - and they lie in front of us: science and research are key enablers in displaying the interconnectedness of multiple crises and together highlight that tackling each crisis needs to be done from all angles and disciplines. 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 delivers the versatile knowledge and understanding that is necessary to secure our common future.

We are motivated to deliver scientific research that contributes to the protection of our climate and environment. We work jointly in excellent cross-disciplinary teams beyond the border of each discipline on research ideas and collaborations.

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We focus on training, education and excellent qualification of our members. We constantly develop our knowledge and competencies further to develop innovative concepts and approaches for solutions in the areas of environment and climate.

© Barbara Mair/ECH

At the University of Vienna, one of the biggest and most renowned in Europe, we want to advance environmental research for society. We use the strength of networking excellent expertise of individual disciplines in our research hub.

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We want to shape society – as an education institution, a hub and a partner for dialogue. For this reason, we educate students and early career scientists and enter active dialogues with civil society and decision-makers in government and society.

© Barbara Mair/ECH


If you love to communicate, preferably about the major issues of this century in the field of environment, climate, and sustainability, then you have come to the right place in our team! We have personalities working for us who want to do something meaningful for society with their work. In a place where exchange is successful, with the necessary freedom, professionalism, and high standards for...

The Environment and Climate Research Hub of the University of Vienna invites all ECH Members to a free workshop on grant writing training, which offers the opportunity to learn from experienced researchers and will provide participants with the opportunity to increase their skills in relation to successful research proposal writing.

Today an international research team, including scientists from the Environment and Climate Research Hub, introduces a unique approach in fighting the climate crisis. Kimberly Doell and colleagues provide a framework for using neuroscience as an ally in the fight against climate change. This new perspective has now been published in the prestigious journal Nature Climate Change – and also presents...

With the #ConnectingMinds program, the Austrian Science Fund FWF encourages researchers to involve non-academic stakeholders in their research projects. Funding is available to teams that combine both academic and social knowledge and are applying them to help tackle social, technological, ecological, and economic challenges.

Are you part of a passionate, creative team with an idea that can make a difference in the world? Join the open iLab @UniVie! The programme is designed to bring your idea to the next stage by providing training, mentoring and resources adapted to your unique journey. Access to our co-working space allows you to connect with other teams from various backgrounds (students and/or employees).

The Environmental Systems Research 2024 Call „Urban Environments” opened for submissions on 5th October 2023. This call is directed at researchers in Vienna who seek to conduct a cutting-edge research project (2 - 4 years) to address fundamental questions relevant to human-environment interaction in urban and peri-urban systems. Deadline for Short Proposals: 16th January 2024 (2pm, CET). Deadline...