Pressemitteilung vom 27. Juni 2007

A new look for the UFZ

Leipzig. The UFZ is highlighting the fact that it belongs to the Helmholtz Association by launching a new website. Prof. Jürgen Mlynek, President of the Helmholtz Association, visited the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ in Leipzig on 27 June and ‘switched on’ the new website.

Prof. Jürgen Mlynek

Prof. Jürgen Mlynek, President of the Helmholtz Association
Source: André Künzelmann/UFZ

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This makes the UFZ the second of the fifteen major research institutions to modernise its website in line with the association’s design. The new accessible web design is dominated by the striking blue of the Helmholtz Association – the largest research association in Germany with around 25,000 employees and an annual budget of over 2 billion euros. Around 3000 pages had to be redesigned for the new-look website. Since scientists communicate almost exclusively in English at international level, many of the UFZ web pages are also available in English-language versions. These currently account for around a third of the total site.

New features

As well as the new layout and accessible web design, the website contains a number of other changes. The pages are all split into three columns – on the left is a menu bar to help with orientation and on the right there is another column with news about events, new publications and press releases. A new Jobs/Training sections has been added to the previous sections on UFZ, Departments, Research and News/Press, since there is a high demand for such information. As a consequence of the research centre’s international partnerships, some of the web pages will in future be in Spanish and French, as well as German and English. The UFZ’s multimedia provision is also being expanded: In future, people will be able to take part in events via video streaming from the comfort of their own homes, or watch a selection of films on research topics covered by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ.


New website of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research:

Helmholtz Association:

Styleguide of the Helmholtz Association:
Styleguide der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft

More information

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
Andreas Staak
phone +49 341 235-3195
Dr. Thomas Wieser
phone +49 341 235-3900

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Tel. +49 341 235 2278