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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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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!