The field of Geography

Developing a holistic view of the world

Geography traditionally opens our eyes to the world from two directions: natural sciences and social sciences. This combination helps to comprehensively approach complex social issues, such as migration, natural hazards or urban development, to examine these processes holistically and to analyze the mutual influence of various phenomena.

Students gain insights and methodological skills in the field of physical geography (e.g. climate, water, and soil), human geography and spatial planning (e.g. population, rural areas and regional development) as well as cartography and geographic information systems. Geomorphology and risk research, geoecology, social and economic geography, population and urban research as well as regional research are just as much topics as the handling of geodata for modeling and visualization or methods and concepts of spatial planning - depending on the focus of the course.

Students of geography learn to examine natural, cultural and socio-spatial developments and analyze ways that society and policy can address them. They are equipped with skills and knowledge basset to qualitatively and quantitatively record, visualize, explain, evaluate and predict the spatial consequences of physical, social, economic and cultural processes and their interactions.