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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.

April 2021 – Poster of Laura Quast on UN Homepage

From the poster gallery developed in Physical Geography by Michael Kahle and Rüdiger Glaser, the poster by Laura Quast on "South Africa is Making Up for Lost Land" has appeared as a lead on the homepage of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.

April 2021 – Registration opened for International Workshop on Environmental Justice: “Bridging research, policy and activism for environmental justice in times of crises”

We would like to inform you that the conference website for the EnJust International Workshop 2020/21, held online from 19 to 21 May 2021, is now available and can be accessed here. You are warmly invited to participate in the event free of charge; however, please note that places are limited and will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. On the website, you can find all relevant information on the upcoming EnJust 2021 international workshop and, most importantly, all you need to know to register for the workshop. We look forward to your participation in the event!