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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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January 2021 - M. Kempf and R. Glaser are guests at an international conference in Bern

Michael Kempf and Rüdiger Glaser give a lecture on „Conceptualization of Environmental Stressors – The Dynamics of Vulnerability, Resilience, and Adaptation Measures in the Focus of Landscape Affordances in Central Europe on Multivariate Scales“ at the international TRAVAS conference about Theorizing Resilience & Vulnertability in Ancient Studies in Bern.

November 2020 - Climate change in Saarland ... and its consequences

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Glaser in conversation with Armgard Müller-Adams on Saarland television at INTENSIV, editor in chief the Freiburg geography graduate Felix Schneider.

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