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Friedrich Neu

Research Associate
E-Mail: friedrich.neu[at]
Phone: ++49(0)761 203-54233
Room: 04027


Thematic Research Focus

  • Global change research, esp. climate change (adaptation)
  • Environmental (In-)Justice (EnJust Network)
  • Climate (In-)Justice
  • State-led resettlement due to coastal erosion
  • Inter- and transdisciplinary research

Methodological Research Focus

  • Qualitative methods (i.e. semi-structured interviews, participatory observations)
  • Ethnographic research

Regional Research Focus

  • Sub-Sahara Africa, esp. Ghana and Rwanda

Teaching Focus

  • Climate change adaptation
  • Climate change (adaptation) in Switzerland

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 09/2018
   Research Associate and Lecturer at the Chair of Geography of Global Change, Institute for Social Environmental Science and Geography, University of Freiburg
  • 06/2017 – 08/2018
   Project Coordinator, [U25] Online Suicide Prevention, Deutscher Caritasverband e.V., Freiburg
  • 10/2014 – 03/2017
   M.Sc. in Geography of Global Change, University of Freiburg
  • 10/2012 – 09/2014
   M.Sc. in Management, Major in Finance and Accounting, University of Frankfurt (Main)
  • 10/2009 – 09/2012
   B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration, Major in Finance and Accounting, University of Frankfurt (Main)

Resettlement due to coastal erosion near Keta in the delta of the Volta River in southeastern Ghana – an environmental and climate (in-)justice view (working title)

Cumulative Dissertation

Past Teaching Activities

  • Seminar (B.Sc.): Methods of empirical regional and social research (summer 2020)
  • Seminar (B.Sc.): Climate change adaptation in the Global South (winter 2019/20)
  • Field trip (B.Sc.): Climate change – impacts, mitigation and adaptation in Valais, Switzerland (summer 2019)
  • Seminar (B.Sc.): Climate change adaptation in the Global South (winter 2018/19)
  • Excursion (M.Sc.): International dimensions of global change – Switzerland (summer 2018)

Upcoming Teaching Activities

  • Seminar (B.Sc.): Climate change mitigation and adaption in the Global South (winter 2020/21)