The Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences at Universität Hamburg has two research centers: the Center for Sustainable Society Research (CSS) and the cross-faculty Hamburg Center for Health Economics (HCHE). Both centers concentrate researcher expertise in two research focal points.
Center for Sustainable Society Research (CSS)
The Center for Sustainable Society Research aims to broaden the understanding of social and economic institutions and processes of modern societies with regard to sustainability. The center is particularly concerned with the societal reconfigurations induced by climate change, which are regarded as central drivers of sustainability transformations. The common focus of research at CSS is on the conditions and perspectives of a "society of sustainability" that combines ecological responsibility with a focus on social justice and democratic legitimacy.
Externally funded research projects at the CSS contribute to the faculty’s international visibility in these research areas.
The Hamburg Center for Health Economics (HCHE) is a cross-faculty research center run jointly by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences; the Faculty of Business Administration (Hamburg Business School); and the Faculty of Medicine (UKE) at Universität Hamburg. The interdisciplinary HCHE contributes substantially to health economics research in Germany and abroad. Research at the HCHE focuses on topics such as health care financing, economic evaluation, hospitals and doctors, pharmaceutical markets, and public health.