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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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February 2024 – Lecture as part of the Clim'Ability Care project on 15.02.2024

Rüdiger Glaser and Sarah Gruner give a presentation on "From climate criticality, consequences and impact pathways to new care in Clim'Ability Care - Adaptations, communication, governance, "being ready" and personal responsibility" at the Clim' Ability Care Kick-Off Meeting Corporate Network in Landau.

January 2024 – Dissertational thesis Janika Kuge

Janika Kuge defended her dissertational thesis titled "struggles on sanctuary policies - socio-spatial strategies within contestations of migration politics in the USA" on Januar 29th, 2024 with great success. Her work was part of the chair for economic geography and sustainable development and the supervisor was Prof. Dr. Annika Mattissek. We congratulate Janika Kuge and wish her all the best!