Think tank

Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change

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
 31
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Andrea Steiner
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2017): Kirchengast, Gottfried, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.nat
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 6
Austria average
 36
Global average
 120
2017
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 11
% Female staff
2019
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
67% 
Austria average
47% 
Global average
42% 
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
34% 

Organisational performance

Publications
2018
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 5
Austria average
 131
Global average
 6,666

Social

Likes (2019)
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 25,800
Austria average
 8,608
Global average
 24,405
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 4,600
Austria average
 6,860
Global average
 15,113
Subscribers (2019)
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 1,850
Austria average
 3,020
Global average
 5,924
Followers (2019)
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 7,000
Austria average
 5,705
Global average
 8,194
Followers (2019)
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
 30,000
Austria average
 3,977
Global average
 6,912

Data notes

Last updated: 29/02/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Think tank list
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