CSE Center of Safety Excellence

Research and Innovations in Process and Plant Safety

Humans and the environment must be protected adequately;
otherwise, technical plants may not be operated.

Technical plants however come with a certain degree of risk. A reasonable balance between the economic use and risks must prevail. The CSE-institute seeks to undertake research and be innovative with a view to shape the future of safety engineering in collaboration with competent partners. Safety must not only be taught in all areas – but must become second nature.

CSE values:

  • Applied research and development
  • Education in Process and Plant Safety at Universities
  • Network with research and industrial partners


CSE Applied Research and Development
  • Research at the CSE-Institute focusses sustainably on long-term core areas (CSE Areas of Research) in the field of Process and Plant Safety.
  • Sustainable innovations are a product of research. Innovation programs (CSE Inno-Programs) are initiated within the core areas of research.
  • A number of doctorial and master thesis programs are undertaken in each Inno-Program at the CSE-Institute.
  • The CSE industrial advisory committee – the members of the CSE-Society – give trends and demands for future research topics. The CSE industrial advisory committee initiates research at the CSE-Institute.
  • The CSE scientific advisory board priorises and recommends the research focus.
  • Our partner go for sustainable safety technology.
  • Our partner ensure long-term research at the CSE-Institute.
  • The CSE-Institute keeps competences in process and plant safety for the Industry.
CSE Forschung Team
Education in Process and Plant Safety at Universities
  • Training of young academics with a speicial focus: the technical safety mind set.
  • Lectures in the area of Process and Plant Safety (at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, University of Kaiserslautern and Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences )
  • Safety Engineering in chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical as well as the oil and gas sectors.
  • Actual use cases from the industry.
  • Lectures whose curriculum is as recommended by the German Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (DECHEMA).
Vorlesung Prozess- und Anlagensicherheit an der TU Kaiserslautern
Large network of industrial and research partners
  • CSE scientific advisory board – comprising of CSE-Society members defines the trends and sets the requirements in regard to research areas. This advisory board initiates research.
  • The partners ensure that research is application oriented.
  • CSE institute ensures that competencies are maintained in the industry
  • Our partners are safety oriented entities.
Partner des CSE aus Industrie und Wissenschaft.



CSE-Institute is located in Pfinztal – a municipality in the district Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The CSE Center of Safety Excellence premises are in the Hummelberg innovation park, in the direct neighboring of the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT.

CSE – Organisation

The CSE Center of Safety Excellence comprises of 3 organisations. The nonprofit CSE-Society (CSE-Society – Society for the Promotion of Process and Plant Safety e.V.) which is the shareholder of the non-profit CSE-Institute (CSE Center of Safety Excellence Institute gGmbH). The third company and partner of the CSE-Institut is CSE-Engineering (CSE-Engineering Center of Safety excellence Engineering GmbH) as presented below.


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