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Geography - Intersection between Human and Nature

Geography is a scientific discipline that combines ecological with sociological approaches and methods. With its integrative understanding, geography is particularly well placed for examining and understanding current trends such as global change, its process dynamics and the associated changes in the environment as well as in society. Geographic research is particularly concerned with investigating socio-spatial disparities and environmental destruction. At the heart of geographic research lies the motivation to better understand space-related stressors and conflicts taking place on different scales. Beyond analyzing complex problems, geographers also contribute to devising practical solutions.
At the University of Freiburg, the "Bachelor's Degree Programs" in geography encompass a broad-based foundation in geographic thought and analysis, including natural and social science perspectives. The "Master's Degree Program" emphasizes key research areas of geographers based at the University of Freiburg. It strives to provide students not only with relevant theoretical perspectives but also with broad methodological competencies and skills for applied research and practical work.
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January 2023 – Neu at Melbourne universities for presentations, networking and publication

In early 2023, Friedrich Neu will present first results of his empirical research on 'resettlement of coastal residents in the Ghanaian Volta Delta near Keta' at several universities in Melbourne. The four-month stay will further be harnessed for networking with Australian scientists at La Trobe Uni, Uni Melbourne and RMIT, who also study resettlement, but mainly with case studies in (Southeast) Asia and the Asia-Pacific, and for laying the foundations for a joint scientific publication. More ...

January 2023 – Freiburg working groups in Halle

This year's conference "Neue Kulturgeographie" takes place from 26-28 January in Halle. The theme of the conference is "Geographies of Overlapping Crises". We are happy that a number of students and colleagues of all three human geography working groups are going to be there. For more information on the conference and the program are available at