Transfer und Sustainability

The Faculty of Biology is committed to the Transfer and Sustainability aspects of the UDE. Accordingly, it has taken diverse measures in the areas of research, teaching and service to transfer scientific achievements to society on an ecological, economic and sustainable level, as briefly outlined below. In research, for example, our efforts are not exclusively directed towards the study of important social challenges (such as health, environment and welfare under demographic change), but we also aim to transfer these scientific results into society and the economy. Our researchers are actively involved in “transfer” research, thus enhancing the visibility of the UDE’s work in general. For example, researchers from the Faculty take part in NRW lead market competitions, which are intended to contribute to long-term competitiveness, employment and welfare. The Faculty is also active in establishing efficient research database management structures for sustainable use of research data and transfer of scientific results in inter- and multidisciplinary research networks. Another major project of the Faculty in recent years (and in the future) is developing and curating the world’s largest algae collection (CCAC), while economic sustainability issues are being met by pooling large-scale research apparatus in core facilities.