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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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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.