Information for Scientists

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Research Programme of Helmholtz Research Area: Earth and Environment
In the joint programme "Changing Earth - Sustaining Our Future", the UFZ combines its expertise with that of the participating partner centres.

Technology Platforms
Benefit from our technology platforms at UFZ. Through our services and joint projects we will find answers to your questions.

Experimental Platforms & Observatories
The experimental platforms are used to investigate the impact of land use and climate on ecological processes, while the observatories record environmental parameters and ecological communities. Both platforms offer a variety of starting points for future research projects. For more information, please contact us!

Research Projects of Knowledge Transfer
Through social science research at the interfaces of science, politics, and society, the UFZ develops needs-based processes.

UFZ activities in Knowledge Transfer

At stakeholder-science interfaces, we establish scientific results with practical knowledge together with our partners.

Science-Policy Expert Group at UFZ
This is where conceptual development and the establishment of needs-based knowledge synthesis methods take place at the UFZ. In this way, we can ensure an effective role for science in public policy-making.

Discussion Papers
UFZ researchers produce analyses & studies, thus making a scientific contribution to the political debate.


Information for Companies

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Technology Offers
Make use of our expertise: Together we can bring new products and services to the market. Find out about some of our technology offers here.

Industrial Networks
In order to develop new products and services with partners from the field we initiate and participate in industrial networks. Find a selection here.

Technology Platforms
Benefit from our technology platforms at UFZ. Through our services and joint projects we will find answers to your questions.

Spin-offs
Our spin-offs comprise a lot of our experience and know-how. By becoming a partner of UFZ and its spin-offs you can tackle any questions that might come along.


Information for Authorities

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Expert Networks of Knowledge Transfer
The UFZ is an advisor, knowledge broker, and moderator in dialogue with stakeholders from business, politics and civil society. Here you can find a selection of expert networks where we contribute to.

Advisory Bodies
Here you will find a selection of the most important advisory bodies to which UFZ researchers contribute their expertise.

Discussion Papers
UFZ researchers produce analyses & studies, thus making a scientific contribution to the political debate.

Drought Monitor
The UFZ Drought Monitor provides daily information on soil moisture conditions in Germany.

Knowledge Platforms
Our information platforms are a strategic element in knowledge transfer. Institutions in business, politics and civil society can find topic-related knowledge here.

Knowledge Networks
Solving societal problems requires intensive dialogue with decision-makers and other relevant groups in society. That is why the UFZ is involved in expert networks.

Advisory Boards
Here you can read about the most important advisory bodies in which UFZ researchers contribute their expertise and where they are actively advising.


Information for Alumni

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UFZ Awardees
Read about our UFZ Awardees who where honoured for their outstanding research achievements in knowledge and technology transfer.

Technology Transfer
You already know our strengths from your own experience. Therefore we would be happy if you would like to support us on the way from idea development to prototype or in the transfer of new technologies and research results to new companies. We have put together some of our offers on this page.

You can also follow us on LinkedIn!


Information for Educators & Learners

UFZ Teaching Lab
At UFZ teaching lab in Leipzig, students can gain insights into the world of environmental research and conduct some of the current experiments in a modern laboratory with the best equipment. They experience how to work scientifically and to think in interdisciplinary dimensions.

UFZ educational platform
Our game and learning software products which have been successfully tested in teaching environments communicate sustainability prospects and explain environmental topics in a playful and understandable way. Furthermore, UFZ scientists ensure to incorporate their latest research results.

"At Home Science Experiments"

Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 & Vol. 3
Teaching lab booklets of the Helmholtz Association (in German)

Tips to help the environment
Everyone can help the environment: We have put together a few simple tips and links for you to help do something for our environment without having to change your life right away. (Only available in German)

Here you can participate in our research!
The aim of our citizen science projects at the UFZ is to involve interested parties in modern environmental research. In this way, you significantly contribute to our research and help to develop sustainable solutions.

Voluntary Ecological Year (FÖJ)
For adolescents there is the opportunity to complete a voluntary ecological year at the UFZ after school.


Information for the General Public

Here you can participate in our research!
The aim of our citizen science projects at the UFZ is to involve interested parties in modern environmental research. In this way, you significantly contribute to our research and help to develop sustainable solutions.

UFZ Educational Platform
Our game and learning software products which have been successfully tested in teaching environments communicate sustainability prospects and explain environmental topics in a playful and understandable way. Furthermore, UFZ scientists ensure to incorporate their latest research results.

"At Home Science Experiments"

Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 & Vol. 3
Teaching lab booklets of the Helmholtz Association (in German)

Tips to help the environment
Everyone can help the environment: We have put together a few simple tips and links for you that can help you do something for our environment without having to change your life right away. (Only available in German.)

Expert Networks of Knowledge Transfer
The UFZ is an advisor, knowledge broker, and moderator in dialogue with stakeholders from business, politics and civil society. Here you can find a selection of expert networks where we contribute to.

Drought Monitor
The UFZ Drought Monitor provides daily information on soil moisture conditions in Germany.