The diverse relationships and interactions between individuals, societies, the environment and natural resources are in the teaching and research focus of the Chair of Human Geography and Transformation Research.

In teaching, we strive to cover the breadth and diversity of human geography. These range from aspects of social, population, cultural, economic and political geography, rural and urban geography, to transformation and development research.

Our research is based on the approach of political ecology, dealing with the management, use and perception of natural resources, vulnerability, resilience, migration and multilocal livelihoods in connection with the manifold transformations in the Global South, with renewable energy geographies and with current questions of applied social, urban and economic geography, with location and regional development as well as with religious geography and cultural landscapes.