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September 2022 - Deutschlandfunk report with R. Glaser

The sensational discovery of a small clay water goddess is the occasion for a report on drought and climate change that was broadcast on „Deutschlandfunk Kultur“. It features Rüdiger Glaser in several sequences and sound bites, who addresses the historical and current climate change situation and how society deals with it.

September 2022 - R. Glaser gives lecture on climate development

1000 years of climate. A look from the past into the near future. As part of the Environment Days, Rüdiger Glaser and Stefan Rahmstorf gave a talk in the packed Historisches Kaufhaus in Freiburg on the climate development of the last 900 years and the 100 years ahead on a local, regional and global level.

Juli 2022 – R. Glaser and N. Scholze speakers at a sustainable Logistics Workshop

How can the logistics sector in the Upper Rhine region deal with climate change and become more sustainable? This was the question posed at an internationally oriented workshop held on July 6, 2022 at the “Grünhof” location on Freiburg’s former freight train site. In addition to numerous presentations on current pilot projects such as "The Electric Highway" (Ministry of Transport BW) or "Vehicle-integrated Photovoltaics" (Fraunhofer ISE), Rüdiger Glaser and Nicolas Scholze presented results and findings from the Clim'Ability Design research project.

July 2022 - Jan Blöthe on 3SAT and SWR on the glacier collapse in the Dolomites

On a beautiful summer day, a large block of a glacier on the Marmolata in the Dolomites broke off and developed into a destructive avalanche of ice, water and rock. Are such events becoming more likely due to climate change and what effects on the high mountain landscape of the Alps should we continue to expect? Jan Blöthe talked about this with Ingolf Baur in the „3sat magazine NANO“ and with Ralf Caspary in the programme „SWR2 Impuls“.

June 2022 – Rüdiger Glaser gives lecture at the University of Stuttgart

Rüdiger Glaser will give a semester lecture at the Center for Teaching and Continuing Education I Studium Generale of the University of Stuttgart on 22.06.22 on "Global Change. Topics - Concepts - Perspectives". The three current crises "War in Ukraine", "Climate Crisis" and "Pandemic" will be presented as well as other topics from the "Global Risk Maps", the "Planetary Boundaries" and the Millennium Development Goals. What are the perspectives?

May 2022 – Nora Winsky completed her doctoral examination

Nora Winsky successfully defended her doctoral thesis on 30 May 2022. Her cumulative dissertation thesis on "Tourism worlds on- and offline: On the mediatisation of tourist practices in Freiburg and the Black Forest Region" was supervised by Tim Freytag and prepared in the inter- and transdisciplinary graduate research group "New Travel – New Media", which is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. Congratulations!

May 2022 – Ashton Schottler completed her doctoral examination

Ashton Schottler successfully completed her doctoral examination in human geography on the 24th of May, 2022. Her monograph dissertation thesis titled, “Geographies of Low-Income Housing Development: A Political Economy Perspective on the LIHTC Program in St. Louis”, supervised by Tim Freytag, was written with funding from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) and the Landesgraduiertenförderung Baden-Württemberg. Congratulations!

May 2022 - Michael Kahle presents flood analysis of Ahr valley

At the Pages OSM conference 2022 and the Floods Working Group, Michael Kahle presented the article "Classifying the 2021 'Ahrtal' flood event using hermeneutic interpretation, natural language processing, and instrumental data analyses", co-authored with Michael Kempf, Brice Martin, and Rüdiger Glaser. It examines classical media analysis, text analysis using machine learning methods, and numerical discharge simulations regarding their comparability and transferability to the historical flood events of 1804 and 1910.

May 2022 – Clara Sofie Kramer’s doctorate completed

Clara Sofie Kramer successfully completed her doctoral examination in human geography on 17 May 2022. Her cumulative dissertation thesis on "Muße in contemporary urban tourism", supervised by Tim Freytag, was written within the framework of the Collaborative Research Centre Muße (SFB 1015) with funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG). Congratulations!

April 2022 – First NATOUR face-to-face workshop in Barcelona

In April, the first face-to-face meeting of the Erasmus+ project NATOUR to establish a postgraduate programme in Ecotourism and Nature Guiding took place. During this workshop, the working group "Heritage Interpretation" introduced the communication method Heritage Interpretation to the European and Latin American partner universities. More ...

April 2022 – Rüdiger Glaser gave a lecture in Salzburg

Rüdiger Glaser gave a lecture on climate history and climate development in Central Europe at the Geokompass in Salzburg. After the well-attended lecture, there was an intensive and long discussion about the various aspects of climate change. Beforehand, Rüdiger Glaser gave an interview to the Austrian television station ORF.

April 2022 – Rüdiger Glaser gives a lecture at the climate camp

At the Fridays for Future climate camp on the square of the Old Synagogue in Freiburg from 4-6 April 2022, Rüdiger Glaser gave a lecture on climate change in the region and its effects on businesses, and then discussed it with the participants. The lecture was based on the research work in the trinational research project Clim Ábility, to which the project leader Nicolas Scholze and many students contributed with their final papers and seminar papers.

April 2022 - Tim Freytag is the new chairman of the Frankreich-Zentrum

At the Frankreich-Zentrum of the University of Freiburg, Tim Freytag has started his two-year term as chairman of the board on April 01, 2022. Together with his board colleagues Katharina von Koppenfels-Spies and Daniela Marzo, he wants to strengthen the interdisciplinary research and the Franco-German cooperation within the framework of the three master programs at the Frankreich-Zentrum.

January 2022 – Climate change and adaptation measures in the economic region Mittelbaden

Rüdiger Glaser and Nico Scholze are invited to speak at the Energy Table of the Central Baden Economic Region in Rastatt on 31.01.2022 in front of 60 representatives of companies and municipalities about regional climate change, climate impacts and adaptation measures.

January 2022 – Expert advice in the investigative committee

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Glaser was questioned as a subject matter expert for geography and expert witness before the committee of enquiry in the Rhineland-Palatinate state parliament on 14.01.2022 on the flood disaster in the Ahr valley. For more information: SWR aktuell, t-online and Die Zeit