Urban and Metropolitan Studies



to the Chair of Urban and Metropolitan Studies at the Department of Geography!

The working group “Urban and Metropolitan Studies” dedicates a comperative view on processes of urban and regional development. The chair is managed by Prof. Dr. Uta Hohn since 2003 and is focused on the following research topics:

  • Urban and Regional Governance

  • Management of  Metropolitan Transformation

  • Neighborhood Research

  • Urban Renaissance

Moreover, the annual summer schools offer the opportunity for students to do research on metropolitan development in practice. There are cooperations with the University of Tsukuba in Japan, as well as the Tongji University Shanghai and the Xi'an Jiaotong‐Liverpool University in China. Information on further lectures can be found in the following overview.

If you are interested in more information, do not hesitate to contact us!


Urban and Metropolitan Studies
Department of Geography
Ruhr-University Bochum
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44801 Bochum

You can reach the secretary via info-geographie(at)ruhr-uni-bochum(dot)de.

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