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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 much geographic research are a 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. Teaching content in 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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December 2018 - Prof. Rüdiger Glaser at the talk show scobel in 3sat

In der 3sat Sendung scobel diskutiert Prof. Rüdiger Glaser (Physische Geographie) mit anderen über das Thema "Landwirtschaft im Klimastress" und darüber, wie sich angesichts extremer Wetterlagen Landwirtschaft verändern muss. Mehr ...