How we bring our research to the world...

Besides collaborations within the scientific community, the communication of our research outside of the academic environment is one of our key responsibilities. The findings of our research fields give many opportunities to support the "Third Mission" of the University of Vienna - the targeted use and transfer of academic knowledge to help resolve diverse societal challenges. The projects of the working group are focusing on raising childrens' awareness for complex environmental and societal relationships in the context of climate changes.


Since 2011 the ENGAGE working group is regularly participating in Kinderuni (“children’s university”) activities in which selected group members work with kids (aged between 7 and 12) on different ENGAGE-related topics. Our activities include workshops and lectures on hydro-geomorphic consequences of climate change (Fig. 1; Ö1 Kinderuni radio contribution) and soil erosion.

Contribution of the Ö1 Kinderuni "Wenn Gletscher schmelzen" [When glaciers are melting] on 13.02.2020

Kinder und Kinderuni-Lehrende bestaunen die Dynamik eines Flussmodells

(c) Ronald Pöppl 2019