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Geography deals with the surface of the Earth in its spatial differentiation and with human activities in their physical and social environment. It captures and explains parameters and processes that determine structures and dynamics of natural, economical and social or spatial systems. These phenomena and processes are analayzed individually as well as synthetically; i.e. in its context as components of human-environment-systems with complex interactions. Physical geography focuses primarily on natural scientifc research approaches and methods, while economic and cultural geography is based on an economical and socio-scientific perspective.
Professors and scientific staff from the Department of Geography teach students in one Bachelor's and two Master's degree programs.