Welcome to the DFIU


The DFIU was established in 1991 as a research institution with the mandate to sustain the widespread wish of France and Germany for strengthening the cross-border scientific cooperation in the field of environmental research. Since then, our ambition is to be one of the central scientific players in the area of French-German and international environmental research. Click here for further information.


Prof. Dr. Wolf Fichtner

Prof. Dr. Frank Schultmann


Dr.-Ing. Simon Glöser-Chahoud
Managing director DFIU


Deutsch-Französisches Institut für Umweltforschung (DFIU)/ French-German Institute for Environmental Research (DFIU)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Campus West 06.33

Hertzstr. 16

76187 Karlsruhe, Deutschland

Phone: +49 721 608-44460

Fax: +49 721 608-44682

E-Mail: Sekretariat


Current information

The secretariats are also currently closed and no face-to-face meetings take place in the building. We can be reached by e-mail and telephone at the usual times, and automatic forwarding has been set up for most telephone lines.

You will find the e-mail addresses of the institute staff on this page.

Further current information of KIT on the coronavirus can be found on the KIT homepage.

DFIU-Jahresbericht 2021

The DFIU Annual Report 2021 has now been published and can be viewed here.