Organisation structure

Organisation chart

The organisation chart of the UFZ provides an overview of the scientific and administrative organisation structure.

Organisation of the UFZ research

Research at the UFZ is organised in seven divisions with 37 Departments. The large number of Departments reflects the diversity and wide range of specialised research at the UFZ.

Structure of the Divisions and their Departments

Research at the UFZ is subdivided into three core subjects and two cross-sectional competences (see organisation chart). These are assigned to the Helmholtz research fields of "Earth and Environment" (Programme "Terrestrial Environment" / 85 percent of UFZ resources), the research field "Health" (Programme "Genes and Environment in Common Diseases” / 8 percent) as well as the research field "Energy" (Programmes "Renewable Energies" & "Technology, Innovation and Society" / 7 percent).

UFZ’s hallmark is its integrated environmental research: Scientists from different Departments pool their competences in ten Integrated Projects (IPs). In this way, all Departments are connected through particular projects in a matrix organisation (see matrix structure chart).