The University of Vienna leadership on the importance of environmental research

In this video the Rectorate introduces the new Environment and Climate Hub together with the Co-Directors Thilo Hofmann and Sabine Pahl


Also note: The kick-off event for the Environment and Climate Hub (ECH) is now open for general registrations and the new ECH website is now online.

New findings on the benefits of nature visits for people on lower income


Leonie Fian from the EnvPsy Team has published a new article on findings from data analysis of the Austrian population.
The results suggest that the relationship between contact with nature and well-being is consistently stronger for people on lower incomes than for those on higher incomes.

And more information from Leonie Fian in this ORF report!

C: Pexels / Leah Kelley

EnvPsy Team visits the UN environment programme (UNEP)


Part of our team visited the UNEP & Carpathian Convention team at the United Nations in Vienna. Their work is on topics like biodiversity conservation of mountains. We are excited to see the increasing interest in environmental psychology (and, of course, to visit the UNO-City (-: )

Sandra Geiger contributes to a new global study published in Nature

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Evidence for Behavioral Sciences in Policymaking During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Environmental psychology seeks to understand the interplay between people and their environment. As a research field it examines the transactions and interrelationships between us and our physical surroundings in order to understand why and how we impact each other.

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