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.

CSS Academic Members

The Centre Academic Members are more than 40 established scholars from five faculties of the University of Freiburg as well as associated members.

CSS Research Team

The CSS Research Team includes Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Research Fellows working on various projects at this Centre. Research groups are led by CSS Associated Members.


Kick-off of the Freiburg project RESIST - Development and trial of an innovative, digitally networked resilience management system

On 6 and 7 November 2023, the Freiburg project RESIST "Safely Living in Freiburg: Resilience Management for the City" started with a kick-off with…

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New Publication: Legitimität, Sicherheit, Autonomie

A philosophical analysis of EU security policy in the context of digitalisation by Elisa Orrù

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Projectstart DEFERM

Official start of the BMBF funded research project DEFERM

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