Centre for Environmental Research
The UFZ (Centre for Environmental Research) was established in 1991 as the first and only research centre in the Helmholtz Association to be exclusively devoted to environmental research. It currently employs around 780 staff in total. The UFZ is 90 percent funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, with the regional governments of Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt sharing the remaining 10 percent equally.
Research focuses on densely populated regions markedly shaped by man - cities, but also large contaminated regions and mining areas - and near-natural spaces, in particular deserts and semi-deserts. The scientists tackle questions of biodiversity and ecological stability, deal with the protection of water resources, investigate the impact of environmental pollutants on human health and develop forecasting models for environmental changes and decontamination strategies. The Centre for Environmental Biotechnology (UBZ) was founded under the UFZ umbrella to form a hub for the development, application and transfer of environmental biotechnologies into practice.
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