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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.
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.

February 2020 – Registration for EnJust 2020 workshop now open

On 27 - 29 May 2020, the chair group Geography of Global Change and the network for environmental justice EnJust are jointly organizing the second international EnJust workshop entitled “Bridging research, policy and activism for environmental justice in times of crises“ in Freiburg. You can find further information on the workshop here. As of now it is possible to register for the workshop by following this Link .

Oktober 2019 – Field report of Robert John in the online magazine of the University of Freiburg

The online magazine "research & discover" of the University of Freiburg interviewed Robert John about his research in Cambodia and published a field report. In the next issue of uni'wissen another article will be published together with Prof. Dr. med. Annika Mattissek on the DFG project "Marketization of sand in Cambodia: global networks, conflicts and materialities". More ....