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.
19 February 2014: Hans von Storch delivered the first Mobilar Lab Lecture at the University of Bern. In an interview, political scientist Karin Ingold responds to the ideas put forward by the prominent German climate scientist. She is assistant professor of political science at the University of Bern, a member of the Oeschger Centre and also of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology (Eawag). The subject of her doctoral thesis was an analysis of the decision-making mechanisms in Swiss climate policy, and her interests currently include the analysis and design of political processes and instruments.
Studying Planetary Waves to Predict Alpine Precipitation
Olivia Romppainen-Martius is the new assistant professor for climate change
impact research at the Oeschger Centre. One of her research areas is to
investigate the effects of climate change on heavy precipitation events
in the Alps. Swiss Mobiliar insurance company finances her chair.