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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 2023 – Shahrzad Enderle is our new staff member in human geography

Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the Walter Benjamin Program, Dr Shahrzad Enderle will work on her research project at the chair of human geography during the next two years. She explores how bicycle mobility can contribute to the inclusion of refugee and immigrant women in urban spaces.

February2023 – Milan Daus completed his doctoral examination

Milan Daus successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Reservoir management in Germany: Societal implications of a multi-facetted system" on 03 February 2023. The cumulative dissertation was supervised by Rüdiger Glaser and was written in the framework of the inter- and transdisciplinary research project "Challenges of Reservoir Management". Congratulations!