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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 2022 – Facing up to climate change ...

In the lecture series organised by Fridays for Future and Studienrat Tübingen, Rüdiger Glaser will give a presentation on 8.11.2022 on climate change in Baden-Württemberg, its causes, course, consequences and adaptation measures. In particular, he will address the findings from the various research projects of the Water Network, Transrisk, Clim'Ability and LoKlim.

October 2022 - Michael Kahle analyzes winter of the 18th century using artificial intelligence

At the workshop "Extreme Event 'Cold Winter' in the 18th Century. Traces in Contemporary Literature, Culture and Science" of the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of the European Enlightenment (IZEA), Michael Kahle presented how historical text documents from the Virtual Research Environment can be analyzed using Artificial Intelligence. The winters of the 18th century in Central Europe can thus be classified in terms of their characteristics (length, temperature, precipitation, high water, snowfall) and their intensity. more ...