Welcome to the Oeschger Centre!
The Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research is the centre of excellence for climate research of the University of Bern. It focuses on interdisciplinary research in the fields of natural, human and social sciences as well as economics and law.
The Oeschger Centre does not only conduct research of high international standard, but also runs the Graduate School of Climate Sciences offering a specialised, internationally oriented Master's and Ph.D. programme in climate sciences.
20 February 2015: The Federal Council has decided to nominate Oeschger Centre member Thomas Stocker from the University of Bern as a candidate for Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The term of the current present, Rajendra Pachauri, is drawing to a close. In October 2015, the members of the IPCC will elect his successor.
At the Mobiliar Lecture on April 27, 2015, Professor Annegret Thieken, Chair of Geography and Natural Hazards Research at the University of Potsdam, will give the following talk: "Damage makes you clever: Learning from incidents and adapting to new risks".
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Why Bern's view of the atmosphere isn't distorted by clouds
Physicist Klemens Hocke measures the ozone values in the atmosphere from the roof of one of the university buildings. They are so accurate that they are used to calibrate the measuring apparatus on board satellites. And he also knows a great deal about hurricanes raging 50 kilometres above our heads.