Think tank

Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change

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Graz, Austria

The Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change is an interdisciplinary, internationally oriented research center of the University of Graz (Faculty of Environmental and Regional Sciences and Education, with base institutes also in the Faculties of Natural Sciences and Social and Economic Sciences), which combines the competences of the University in the research areas "Climate, Environmental, and Global Change". The center brings together, in a building close to the University central campus dedicated for that purpose, research teams and scientists from fields such as geophysics and climate physics, meteorology, economics, geography, and regional sciences. At the same time, close links exist and are further developed with many cooperation partners, both nationally and internationally. The research interests extend from monitoring, analysis, modelling and prediction of climate and environmental change via climate impact research to the analysis of the human dimensions of these changes, i.e., the role of humans in causing and being affected by climate and environmental change as well as concerning adaptation and mitigation. The director of the center, hosting about 35 researchers, is the geophysicist Gottfried Kirchengast, the lead partner and deputy director is the economist Karl Steininger.

Contact details

Website:
http://wegcenter.uni-graz.at/en/

Address:
Brandhofgasse 5, 8010 Graz, Austria

Country:
Austria

Sub-region:
Western Europe

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Austria
Operating languages
English , German

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
2005
Age (years)
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 16
Austria average
 34
Global average
 30
Founded by
Founders: Gottfried Kirchengast
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Prof. Mag. Dr. Andrea Steiner
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2020): Prof. Mag. Dr. Andrea Steiner
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2019): Prof. Mag. Dr. Andrea Steiner
Leader gender: Female
Staff size
2021
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 50
Austria average
 66
Global average
 75
2019
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 6
2017
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 11
% Female staff
2019
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 67%
Austria average
 46%
Global average
 43%
2017
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 0%
% Female researchers
2019
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 30%
Austria average
 39%
Global average
 35%

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 5
Austria average
 30
Global average
 33
2019
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 6
2018
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 5

Social

Likes (2021)
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 28,285
Austria average
 12,863
Global average
 31,343
Likes (2019)
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 25,800
Twitter
Followers (2021)
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 5,759
Austria average
 5,901
Global average
 18,358
Followers (2019)
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 4,600
Subscribers (2021)
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 2,840
Austria average
 1,501
Global average
 5,251
Subscribers (2019)
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 1,850
Followers (2019)
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 7,000
Austria average
 5,314
Global average
 8,281
Followers (2019)
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 30,000
Austria average
 4,065
Global average
 6,628

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Think tank list
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