Research at the Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences

The increasing decoupling of originally interlinked regional and local contexts is reflected in a growing detachment of people from the surrounding environment and nature, accompanied by a decreasing understanding of the resulting processes in nature and society. Such developments are also characterised by the educational situation of each individual. School and university education and in particular university teacher training, which trains multipliers, have a key role to play in researching and solving this problem. Working on this complex topic has led to close interdisciplinary cooperation between the institutes of the faculty in the fields of didactics, natural sciences and environmental sciences, but has also led to interdisciplinary cooperation in research, e.g. in projects related to psychology and communication science or didactics in the analysis of educational processes along the educational chain. Basic research and research at the interface to application are regarded as equally important.