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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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July 2023 – Lecture at the Bildungswerk Vogtsburg about climate change n southwest Germany

Rüdiger Glaser gives a lecture at the Bildungswerk Vogtsburg on 12.7.2023 about "Climate change in southwest Germany: consequences and options for action in agriculture". The heat wave and the increasing drought of recent weeks, which is also becoming more and more obvious in the landscape in the Kaiserstuhl, the storm the day before and the hot and humid weather provided the appropriate setting for the very well-attended event. The audience was correspondingly eager for discussion.

July 2023 – Friedrich Neu presents insights about (im)mobilities in Ghana’s Volta Delta at ECM Network

The newly created ‘Environmental and Climate Mobilities Network’ was launched with a conference hosted at the Department of Geography and Regional Research of University of Vienna. In a perfectly organized setting, where most sessions were accessible via zoom and even recorded for future public access, Friedrich Neu gave a talk named '(Im)Mobilities in the face of coastal erosion and flooding: Insights from Anlo-Ewe communities at the shores of Ghana’s Volta River Delta’. He contrasted two case studies of coastal communities – one with state-led resettlement on reclaimed land, and another one with autonomous types of adaptation. mehr ...“.