Centre for Security and Society
The Centre for Security and Society (CSS) is an interdisciplinary research centre of the University of Freiburg that focuses on issues of technological, juridical, sociological, ethical and political security. Building on previous successful collaboration between various institutes and disciplines, the CSS officially started its work in November 2009. By acquiring some € 10 million third-party research funds since its foundation, it has since become a European leader in its field.
The CSS hosts research projects funded by the EU, the BMBF and other agencies, emphasising transdisciplinary research.
The Centre Academic Members are more than 40 established scholars from five faculties of the University of Freiburg as well as associated members.
New Project: TRESSPASS
New Project: HITD
The project's goal is to develop an integrated and automated system for detecting hidden weapons and bombs. It is a combination of terahertz technology and other optical sensors integrated into a detector.
New Project: SIKET
The aim of the project is to develop suggestions for improving security concepts for railway tunnels on the basis of scientific analyses and by means of evaluating simulations of escape systems and smoke distribution.
Prof. Dr. Ralf Poscher, University of Freiburg, will speak in Freiburg on October 15, 2018
within the SERIOR Graduate Academy lecture series
The NeTIRail-INFRA project (Needs Tailored Interoperable Railway) has been successfully completed
May 15, 2018 | 13:30h, Haus zur lieben Hand
Announcement: Lecture (in German) on "Grenzen des Pragmatismus: Behördenversagen als Sicherheitsrisiko"
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Seibel, University of Konstanz, will speak in Freiburg on May 8, 2018
Video of the presentation on “Staatliche Netzwerkoperationen zur Abwehr schwerwiegender Cyberangriffe“ by Martin Schallbruch, former German Assistant Secretary of State (Ministerialdirektor), held in Freiburg, Germany on Oct. 24, 2017
Lecture within the lecture series by Graduate Academy SERIOR (SEcurity, RIsk, ORientation)
Announcement: Lecture by Dr. Jens Hälterlein at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) in Boston
Dr. Jens Hälterlein will speak about "Smart CCTV. Combining STS with criminology and surveillance studies".
Rethinking Surveillance and Control: New publication by Dr. Elisa Orrù and Sebastian Weydner-Volkmann
This edited volume challenges the mainstream idea that it is possible and necessary to balance privacy against security, and offers a range of...
A recently published article on uni'leben 03/2017 reports on the high-precision performance of detection dogs in the area of safety detection.