Research Divisions

The institut’s Divisions are the pillars of its scientific activities. It is here that research is conducted, and it is here that new project ideas are developed. Each Division manages its budget largely autonomously and must be financially self-sustaining. This means that each must itself acquire, through commissions or grants, the funding it needs to carry out its work.

Energy & Climate

The principal aim of the Energy & Climate Division is to mitigate the environmental and nuclear risks arising from energy use.  more

Energy & Climate

Nuclear Engineering & Facility Safety

The researchers of our Nuclear Engineering & Facility Safety Division work on cutting-edge issues of nuclear engineering and conventional technologies by conducting studies and producing reports, providing advisory services and cooperating in expert bodies.  more

Nuclear Engineering & Facility Safety

Sustainable Products & Material Flows

Our Sustainable Products & Material Flows Division concentrates on sustainable consumption and production, chemicals management and technology assessment. more

Sustainable Products & Material Flows

Resources & Transport

The Resources & Transport Division has been working intensively and successfully for many years on four major thematic complexes, finding solutions to the key questions: How can mobility be shaped sustainably and which technical and logistic measures need to be put in place in which manner in both passenger travel and freight transport?  more

Resources & Transport

Environmental Law & Governance

Our Environmental Law & Governance Division addresses legal and social-science – including economic – questions which are fundamental to sustainable environmental policy.  more

Environmental Law & Governance