Research for the Environment

Collage Department Stadt- und Umweltsoziologie, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ

Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology

Heads of the Department:
Prof. Dr. Matthias Groß
Prof. Dr. Sigrun Kabisch 

Prof. Dr. Dieter Rink

Jana Schoppe

phone +49 341 235-1467
fax +49 341 235-45 1467
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

The Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ builds on a rich tradition of scholarship in human ecological research in sociology and related disciplines. Here, you may explore our web of people and projects, and how they are advancing sociological inquiry in inter- and transdisciplinary contexts.


The department provides the opportunity of completing an internship of several weeks. Internships are offered within the frame of single projects. To guarantee an effective involvement please get informed about our current projects before applying. All project descriptions can be found on our homepage. To apply please send a cover letter giving precise information on your qualifications and availability as well as your CV and certificates to Bernadette Lier.

Internship places will be awarded according to the applicants' qualifications and our capacities. Internships are without payment. Please also note: Applications must be based on a prescribed placement for school students, a degree course, an internship prior to a degree programme, or some other form of basic or further training. Applicants keen to do an internship in order to improve their employment prospects need to submit a letter from their job centre indicating its approval. 

Further possibilities of joining the UFZ as intern or student are listed here.



Renewable Energies

Forthcoming book:
Prof. Dr. Matthias Groß
& Rüdiger Mautz (2014)

book cover

Climate Adaptation Santiago

New Publication by
Dr. Kerstin Krellenberg and the CAS-Project