Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheffran

Principal investigator of CLISEC

Research Group Climate Change and Security
Institute of Geography
Cluster of Excellence CliSAP
Universität Hamburg


Research Group CLISEC                                               
Cluster of Excellence CliSAP 
Universität Hamburg 
Grindelberg 7, # 2015
20144 Hamburg

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Jürgen Scheffran is professor at the Institute of Geography of Universität Hamburg and head of the Research Group Climate Change and Security (CLISEC) in the Excellence Initiative “Integrated Climate Systems Analysis and Prediction” (CliSAP) at KlimaCampus Hamburg. He is Associate Member of the Center for Science and Peace Research (ZNF) and Faculty Affiliate of the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security (ACDIS) at the University of Illinois. 

After his physics Ph.D. at the University of Marburg he worked in the Interdisciplinary Research Group IANUS and the Mathematics Department of the Technical University of Darmstadt, at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), and as Visiting Professor at the University of Paris (Sorbonne).

Before he came to Hamburg in August 2009, he spent five years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where he held positions in the Departments of Political Science and Atmospheric Sciences, at ACDIS and the Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research (CABER).

His research and teaching interests include: 

He served as advisor to the United Nations, the Technology Assessment Bureau of the German Parliament, the Federal Environmental Agency, and he took part in the German delegation to the climate negotiations in New Delhi in 2002 (COP-8).

Recent activities include the ConflictSpace project, the Renewable Energy Initiative in Illinois and projects funded by the Environmental Council, the Department of Energy and the Energy Biosciences Institute. He organized the KlimaCampus conference on climate change and conflict at University of Hamburg in November 2009.

More information about previous and on-going work can be found at the websites of CLISEC, the Institute of Geography and the Center for Science and Peace Research (ZNF) at University of Hamburg.

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