Think tank

Wuppertal Institut

The Wuppertal Institute

Wuppertal, Germany

The Wuppertal Institute undertakes research and develops models, strategies and instruments for transitions to a sustainable development at local, national and international level. Sustainability research at the Wuppertal Institute focuses on the resources, climate and energy related challenges and their relation to economy and society. Special emphasis is put on analysing and stimulating innovations that decouple economic growth and wealth from natural resource use. The Wuppertal Institute has the legal status of a non-profit limited company (gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung, according to German law) and receives basic funding from the Land North Rhine-westphalia. It is in the responsibility of the Ministry for Innovation, Science, Research and Technology of the Land North Rhine-westphalia. Third-party funding supports most of the Institute's budget and projects.

Contact details

Website:
https://wupperinst.org/en/

Address:
Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH Döppersberg 19 42103 Wuppertal, Germany

Country:
Germany

Sub-region:
Western Europe

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Germany
Operating languages
English , German

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit , University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
Network
Year founded
1991
Age (years)
Wuppertal Institut
 30
Germany average
2021 
Global average
2021 
Founded by
Founders: Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Prof. Dr.-ing. Manfred Fischedick (Scientific Managing Director), Michael Dedek (Administrative Managing Director )
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Prof. Dr.-ing. Manfred Fischedick (Scientific Managing Director), Brigitte Mutert(Administrative Managing Director )
Leader gender: Both male and female (more than one person)
Leader(s) (2019): Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Fischedick and Brigitte Mutert-Breidbach
Leader gender: Both male and female (more than one person)
Staff size
2021
Wuppertal Institut
 258
Germany average
 79
Global average
 23
2020
Wuppertal Institut
 254
2019
Wuppertal Institut
 240
% Female staff
2021
Wuppertal Institut
60% 
Germany average
41% 
Global average
27% 
2020
Wuppertal Institut
60% 
2019
Wuppertal Institut
58% 
% Female researchers
2021
Wuppertal Institut
 50%
Germany average
 35%
Global average
 14%
2020
Wuppertal Institut
 51%

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
Wuppertal Institut
 162
Germany average
 49
Global average
 27
2019
Wuppertal Institut
 208

Social

Twitter
Followers (2019)
Wuppertal Institut
 8,364
Germany average
 8,097
Global average
 15,211
YouTube
Subscribers (2019)
Wuppertal Institut
 358
Germany average
 3,745
Global average
 5,948

Data notes

Last updated: 17/05/2021
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