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Profile field Environment and Sustainability

Profilfeld (c)Sandra Meyndt

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The profile field tackles issues discussed in socio-political debates under the heading ‘grand societal challenges’. The core tasks are to develop knowledge-based solutions for a societal transformation towards sustainability, to elucidate the contextual conditions for their implementation, and to provide constructive criticism to accompany processes of societal transformation. This requires a multi- and interdisciplinary approach.

Research Profile of the University of Freiburg



  • Prof. Dr. Daniela Kleinschmit (Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources)
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Pregernig (Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources)
  • Prof. Dr. Oliver Ambacher (Faculty of Engineering)



Prof. Dr. Michael Pregernig, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources:



The Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation is an independent, non-profit foundation. It was established in 1986 by Eva Mayr-Stihl and Robert Mayr. The foundation's work focuses on science and research, medicine, as well as art and culture.