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.
6 May 2013: More than 50 years ago Hans Oeschger made science history in Bern with his invention of a C14 measuring device. Now a new instrument for analysing C14 has been inaugurated at the University of Bern. Its extraordinary accuracy will open up new opportunities in climate and environmental research. The driving force behind the project is the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, named after the pioneer.
Gold-Rush Atmosphere in Swiss Dripstone Caves
New analytical methods have turned stalagmites into promising climate archives.
Switzerland is one of the pioneers in this still young branch of research.
A large-scale project initiated by Dominik Fleitmann at the Oeschger
Centre wants to make sure that it will keep its edge in the years to come.