Institute of Geography

Welcome to the Institute of Geography at the Ruhr-University Bochum

Physical Geography, Human Geography, Geomatics and Teaching Methods are at the heart of research and teaching at the Department of Geography. More than 70 scientists are doing research about ecosystem services, the relation of cognition and cartographic representation, social disparities within cities, economic development of regions or governance within metropolitan regions to name just some of our fields of expertise. A particularity is our integrative research and teaching priority 'Transformation of Metropolitan Regions'. A spatial focus is put on the Ruhr region as well as metropolitan spaces in Asia and the USA. With regard to the teaching for more than 1,400 students we apply modern methods and try to prepare the students for a broad and professionally oriented spectrum of careers. Prof. Dr. Marschner is currently Acting Head of the department.


Acting Head
Prof. Dr. Bernd Marschner
Tel.: +49 234 32-22108

Raum: IA 5/95

Deputy Acting Head
Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Otto
Tel.: +49 234 32-24848

Raum: IA 5/145

Designated Acting Head
Prof. Dr. Christian Albert
Tel.: +49 234 32-19615

Raum: IA 6/107

Managing Director
Dr. Thomas Held
Tel.: +49 234 32-24790

Room: IA 5/105


Institute of Geography

Ruhr-University Bochum

Universitätsstr. 104 / Building UNI 104

D-44799 Bochum


Business office:

Julia Lippert

Room: IA 5/107

Mo. Mi. & Fr. 9:00 -12:00 Uhr

Tel.: +49 234 32-23377


Student Office

Birgit Bellenhaus

Raum: IA 6/123

Sprechzeiten nach Vereinbarung

Tel.: +49 234 32-23433

E-Mail: info-geographie(at)rub(dot)de


Course Advisor

PD Dr. Dennis Edler

Room: IA 6/75

Di 15-17 Uhr


Tel.: +49 234 32-23362