Environmental Sciences and Humanities Institute (UniFR_ESH Institute)

The UniFR_ESH Institute places a special emphasis on the ethical issues arising from environmental practice and the challenges of the just distribution of environmental burdens - both in research and teaching.


Announcement of the Environmental Research Prize 2024

The Environmental Research Prize of Fribourg University aims to promote disciplinary and interdisciplinary research in the field of environmental sciences and sustainability. The prize is awarded to young…

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Solar Engineering: Are we humans allowed to play God?

To cool the earth, billionaires like George Soros want to darken the sun. The environmental ethicist and philosopher Ivo Wallimann-Helmer on the euphoria and ethical questions surrounding solar engineering.

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Carbon Dioxide Removal Policies for a Net Zero Switzerland and Beyond: Policy Pathways and Visions.

This White Paper offers an overview of key considerations in the development and implementation of policies to mobilize carbon dioxide removals (CDR) towards the Swiss goal of reaching Net Zero greenhouse…

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Study Programms

The teaching in environmental sciences and humanities conveys interdisciplinary thinking – as a valuable addition to any bachelor major or as a full master program.

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Research at the institute scrutinizes environmental challenges and methods for decision-making in the fields of sustainability and climate change from an ethical perspective.

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Master Environmental Sciences and Humanities

  • Master Minor (30 ECTS)
  • Master Major (120 ECTS)

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2nd Swiss Animal-Environmental Ethics Network Meeting

9. November 2023

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