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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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November 2023 – Clim'Ability CARE Meeting

Sarah Gruner, Svenja Wittpoth and Rüdiger Glaser presented the climate adaptation concept for the industrial corridor in the Murg Valley at the Clim'Ability CARE Work seminar on 22 November 2023 at Offenburg University of Applied Sciences.

October 2023 – Sarah Gruner is our new staff member in Physical Geography

October 2023 – Sarah Gruner is our new staff member in Physical Geography

Sarah Gruner

Since last summer Sarah Gruner has joined the Physical Geography team as a research assistant. She is employed on the two INTERREG projects Clim'Ability CareTransformation of business parks and industrial clusters in view of climate change: towards a new transnational corporate culture in the Upper Rhine Region"and RiverDivProtection of aquatic diversity and reduction of water pollution on the Wieslauter – Climate change-adapted management.