Research expertise 

Institute for Climate, Energy Systems and Society

We carry out research into core questions related to climate, energy and social systems using in-depth scientific modelling, profitability calculations and life cycle assessment, and provide public bodies and businesses with support in implementing measures aimed at promoting climate resilience and climate neutrality.
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Research groups

Our research examines the complex relationships between the climate, energy systems and society, and the common topics running through them. Three research groups and one competence group carry out interdisciplinary research covering a broad range of subjects.

Products & services

Current changes in the climate, technology, society and urban spaces are forcing us to address new challenges. We develop tools designed to support decision-making as well as application-driven solutions for businesses, policymakers and the public sector.

Research infrastructure

Our research infrastructure consists primarily of the excellent minds who have been working together on an interdisciplinary basis for years, but of course also of the complex, coupled modelling tools that have been created in the process.


We combine research with practical issues and act as a project partner, coordinator and contractor both in Austria and abroad. You can find details of some of our current and completed projects here.

News and events

Find out more about our fascinating events and get all the latest news on our research topics and scientific activities.


Institute for Climate, Energy Systems and Society

Your contact

Dr Franz Prettenthaler, M.Litt
Director LIFE
Science Tower, Waagner-Biro-Straße 100, 8020 Graz

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