About us

Infografik Forschungsnetzwerk Umwelt, Stand 2020

  • connects environmental researchers of all disciplines and levels at the University of Vienna
  • has about 230 members and 14 research platforms
  • makes environmental research within and beyond the University of Vienna visible
  • 2014 founded as "Forschungsverbund Umwelt / Environmental Sciences Research Network" by six faculties
  • 2015 start of activities
  • 2017 extended by 3 years; renamed "Forschungsnetzwerk Umwelt"
  • 2020 extended by another 6 years; renamed "Environmental Research Network"; opening to all faculties and centers

Steering & coordination

Click here to see the current heads and coordinator of the network.

Our Board

The ERN board was newly funded in 2020.


Click here to see a current list of researchers in the Network.

Partnerships & Cooperations

Since 2021, the ERN is an offical partner and guide of the transdisciplinary "Climate Walk" project by the Climate Wanderers.


The ERN is represented in the UNICA GREEN platform for environmental and sustainability coordinators at the Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA).

Cooperation with NHM Vienna

The ERN has been cooperating with the Natural History Museum Vienna for years, for example for their succesful event series "Umwelt im Gespräch".