The field of study geography

Comprehensive view of the world


Geography traditionally opens our eyes to our world from two directions: natural sciences and social sciences. The combination of both directions helps to comprehensively approach social challenges such as migration, natural hazards or urban development, to examine the processes in their diverse nature and to analyze the mutual influence of different phenomena.

Students gain insights and methodological skills in the field of physical geography (e.g. climate, water, soil), human geography and spatial planning (e.g. population, rural areas and regional development) as well as cartography and geographic information. 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 in the course.

Students of geography learn to examine natural, cultural and socio-spatial developments and to find solutions for the social handling of these developments. You will be enabled to qualitatively and quantitatively record, visualize, explain, evaluate and predict the spatial consequences of physical, social, economic and cultural processes and their interactions.