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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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September 2021 - M. Kahle, F. Borel, K. E. Lin and R. Glaser present their research results in Kyoto

Michael Kahle, Franck Borel, Kuanhui Elaine Lin and Rüdiger Glaser present their latest research findings on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in climate research in the panel "Digital Dimensions in Environmental History - new Perspectives" at the "Sixth Biennial Conference of East Asian Environmental History (EAEH 2021)", which will take place online from 7-10.9.2021 at Kyoto University in Japan under the guiding theme "Human and Nature in East Asia: Exploring New Directions in Environmental History". Rüdiger Glaser was also invited to a closing round table on "Environmental Challenges across Continents" to present a paper on "From the great acceleration to the global risk map: Challenges and perspectives for environmental history?"

June 2021 – LoKlim: Publication of the local climate and knowledge portal

Interactive maps on the impacts of climate change on municipalities and regions in Baden-Württemberg have been published on the website of the LoKlim project. The maps can be accessed via the local climate portal. The climate portal is combined with a knowledge portal on the effects and measures of climate change in the individual fields of action, which is aimed in particular at small and medium-sized municipalities in Baden-Württemberg.