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19 Minutes at 19 Degrees: Talks on the Energy Crisis

University of Freiburg researchers answer questions about the energy crisis: multidisciplinary, scientifically sound, succinct. On Monday afternoons, in 19-minute talks in the centrally located lecture hall HS 1015 (KG I).

Should we be afraid of a blackout? How can buildings not only save energy but even generate it? How is the energy crisis affecting the economy, and how can we address it together? How are renewable energies and authoritarian regimes connected? What significance does energy have from a historical perspective? How did we get into all this – and how can we get out of it?

At “19 minutes at 19 degrees,” anyone with an interest in the topic can obtain scientifically sound answers to these and other questions – easily accessible, in lecture hall HS 1015, just a few steps away from the University Library and the Rempartstraße cafeteria.

Whether as a break from your own studies, as an informative lunch break with colleagues, or as a dessert after your cafeteria meal: The University of Freiburg and the student Sustainability Office invite students and staff in particular, irrespective of their own field of study or work, to engage in an exchange with scholars at the university who are researching and teaching this highly topical subject – and also to enter into a conversation with each other about it.


Mondays, 1:15–1:45 p.m.
(see below for individual dates)


HS 1015, Kollegiengebäude I
Platz der Universität 3, 79098 Freiburg

The lecture series is open to the interested public. No prior registration is required.
You can access the livestream by clicking on the link of the respective event title. 
We will also make recordings of the events that have already taken place available here.

Dates & Talks

  • 12 December 2022
    The European energy transition and its geopolitical consequences: A MENA perspective
    Dr. Benjamin Schütze, Young Academy for Sustainability Research & leader of the der Emmy Noether group “Erneuerbare Energien, erneuerte Autoritarismen? Die Politische Ökonomie von Solarenergie in der MENA-Region” (Renewable energies, renewed authoritarianisms? The political economy of solar energy in the MENA region)

Please note: All of the following talks will be held in German.

Poster for the series “19 Minutes at 19 Degrees”

All important information on the lecture series is also included on the poster below:

To download the poster (pdf), please click here!


Maria-Xenia Hardt

Expert for Strategic Communication, University of Freiburg