You are here: Home

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.
We invite you to find out more about studying geography at the University of Freiburg! Further information about our staff, their profiles and research priorities, as well as current projects, publications and events, can be accessed via the menu bar on the left.

April 2021 – Carola Fricke presents at the workshop “Dislocating Urban Studies: Rethinking Theory, Shifting Practice”

Carola Fricke presents her paper on Geographies of Mobile Housing Policies at the “Challenging Methodologies and Methods” Workshop (April 15-16, 2021). The virtual workshop will take place as part of the series “Dislocating Urban Studies: Rethinking Theory, Shifting Practice” organized by urban researchers from Malmö University and University of Helsinki. Instructions on how to register for the workshops and insights into results of the discussion can be found here

March 2021 - Publication published as part of the Clim'Ability project

As part of the international Clim'Ability project, the publication "Jardin Glocal. Medienökologische Suchbewegung" in co-authorship with Rüdiger Glaser. New forms of communication and different philosophical perspectives are fomulated. The project is also integrated in the Critical Zones exhibition at the ZKM in Karlsruhe 05/2020 - 08/2021 and in the "Abschied vom Aussen II" event of the Kunstverein Freiburg t.b.a. 2021. „More ...“