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The transformation of metropolitan regions offers challenges and opportunities for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The mission of the Institute of Geography is to advance scientific understanding of the developments and design options of spatial transformation processes in metropolitan regions.

Research and teaching at the Institute of Geography focus on three main areas: Resilient Cities, Smart Cities, and Green and Equitable Cities. These focal areas are addressed in close cooperation among the 14 working groups and across the thematic fields of Human Geography, Physical Geography, Geography Didactics, Geomatics and Environmental Analysis and Planning.

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Current news from the Institute of Geography
27. Mai 2024 – Resilience of Clusters and Cluster Policies: Kiese, Ketels and Fornahl Edit New Special Issue of the Competitiveness Review
New Guest Editoral by Matthias Kiese, Christian Ketels and Dirk Fornahl.
[Read more] Urban and regional economics, GI-News
20. Mai 2024 – Mounir Azzam won the 'Best Presentation Award' at the ICUDRPRR 2024
The Working Group Interdisciplinary Geoinformation Sciences is pleased to congratulate Mounir Azzam for the ‘Best Presentation Award’ at ICUDRPRR 2024.
[Read more] Interdisciplinary geographic information sciences, GI-News
07. Mai 2024 – Girls Day ‘Zoom on the blue planet’
On Future Day, we took a group of 20 enthusiastic schoolgirls on a fascinating journey through the world of satellite images.
[Read more] Interdisciplinary geographic information sciences, GI-News
19.04.2024 – New participatory project in the Muringato catchment area: MC2FM
The participatory project activates the community in the Muringato catchment area to assess climate change impacts, develop an early warning system for risky weather conditions and implement reforestation measures.
[Read more] Interdisciplinary geographic information sciences, GI-News
03. April 2024 – Prof. Dr. Ines Mulder: New Professor of Soil Science and Soil Resources
From April, Ines Mulder will represent soil sciences at the Institute of Geography in the Chair of Soil Science and Soil Resources. The scientific management of the physical geography laboratory is also part of her duties. She will begin teaching at the Institute of Geography in the summer semester with the modules "Introduction to Scientific Work" in the Bachelor's degree course and "Measurement and Modeling" in the Master's degree course.
[Read more] Soil science, GI-News, Studinews
21. März 2024 – A plea for the planet - we're in!
Experience innovative environmental protection topics and projects at the #WochederUmwelt: ESERO will be there!
[Read more] Interdisciplinary geographic information sciences, GI-News, Studinews
20.03.2024 – Kozani Rooftop Wrap-up at TRANSFORMER's Technical Committee Meeting
Moderator Thomas Meister wraps up the morning's interactive workshop sessions on a sunny rooftop at TRANSFORMER's Technical Committee Meeting in Kozani, Western Macedonia.
[Read more] Urban and regional economics, GI-News