Research for the Environment




Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany
phone +49 341 235-0
fax +49 341 235-1388

Executive Management

Scientific Director
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Georg Teutsch

Administrative Director:
Dr. Heike Graßmann

Mail address of the Executive Management

A German limited liability company (GmbH) having its registered office in:

Leipzig, Germany

Registration court:

District court of Leipzig (Amtsgericht Leipzig)
Commercial register: No. HRB 4703

Value added tax identification number:

DE 141507065

Responsible for the content according to § 55 Rundfunkstaatsvertrag (German Interstate Treaty on Broadcasting):

Doris Wolst (address see above)
Head of Public Relations Department

Newsletter (content):
Susanne Hufe (address see above)
Head of the working group Press/Print, Public Relations Department

Web (content):
Andreas Staak (address see above)
Head of the working group Internet/Intranet, Public Relations Department

Web (technical aspects):
Kai Morlock (address see above)

Use of images

Unless otherwise stated, the UFZ has the rights to the images on the pages of the UFZ website. The graphic material may be used without charge for research and teaching and editorial purposes if the UFZ is identified as the source of the image. The images may not be used for other purposes, e.g. commercial purposes.

Data Privacy Statement

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) provides information below on the scope of handling your data.

Usage data

We store data on the individual access to our sites for statistical purposes to improve the quality of our websites.
This data record consists of the

  • Site from which the file was requested
  • Name of the file
  • Date and time of the request
  • Volume of data transferred
  • Access status (file transferred, file not found)
  • Description of the type of web browser used
  • IP address of the requesting computer shortened by the last three digits.
  • This data is stored anonymously in accordance with the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

The creation of personal user profiles is therefore precluded.

Transfer of data to third parties

We do not transfer your personal data to third parties.


Cookies are small files that are stored on a visitor's hard drive. They allow information to be obtained for a specific period of time and for the visitor's computer to be identified. We use permanent cookies to improve user guidance and illustrate individual performance. Furthermore, we use so-called session cookies that are automatically deleted when you close your browser. You can set up your browser in such a way that you are informed about the placement of cookies. This ensures that the use of cookies then becomes transparent to you.

Your rights as a user

As a user, you have the right to demand information with regard to what data we have stored about you and for which reason it has been stored. Furthermore, you may correct inaccurate data or delete any data that was wrongfully stored or that does not need to be stored any more. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information or have any suggestions or requests concerning data protection.


We offer you the opportunity on our website to subscribe to our newsletter. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time, e.g. by E-mail at

Piwik web analytics tool

This website uses the Open Source PIWIK software for statistical evaluation of visitor access. This involves the storage of a cookie on your computer that enables website usage to be analysed. The data generated by the cookie is then transmitted and stored on our server. Your IP address is rendered anonymous after this process and before data is stored. The installation of cookies can be prevented by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, you may object to your usage data being recorded by clicking on the tick in the blue checkbox below to remove it. This stores a so-called opt-out cookie on your computer preventing your usage data being recorded.