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Prof. Dr. Hellmuth Lange

University Bremen

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” J.W. von Goethe

Prof. Dr. Hellmuth Lange about “Greening with Goethe”

Bio- data

Since 2007 visiting professor:
  • artec, Research Center for Sustainability
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Beijing Language and Culture University
Professor at the University Bremen 1973-2007

Studies in Political Science and Sociology at University Marburg and Munich; doctorate in political sociology at University Marburg


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Humanökologie (DGH)
European Sociological Association (ESA)
International Sociological Association (ISA)

Deputy head of the Graduate School „Global Change in the Marine Realm“ (GLOMAR) (2007-2009)
Member in the board of „Research Network Environment and Society“ (2003-2008)
Spokesman of the section „Soziologie und Ökologie“ (1999-2005)

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
Diverse German and European foundations

External funding:
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DGF), Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Federal Environment Agency, Volkswagen-Foundation, Hans-Böckler-Foundation, various companies

Main research

Economic- and technical Sociology
  • Social-, Institution- and political history of Science as profession
  • Sociology of Engineering
  • Sociology of Risk
Social-scientific environmental research (sociologically, politic.)
  • Climate change and regional adaption
  • Ecological awareness and behaviour
  • Lifestyles and consumption of the „new middleclass“ in the global south
  • Environmental management in companies

    platform for reflections from an artistic and cultural scientific perspective on climate change as well as for projects around the world

    Dossier: Sources of Power for the Future

    Where lies the future of energy policy?