The section of human geography consists of the areas of economic geography, social geography, urban geography, political geography, and cultural geography, all of which are actively pursued in both research and teaching. Thanks to the specializations found within our faculty, all areas are simultaneously focused and re-integrated with one another.
Next to the intensive attention to sub-disciplines in the core areas listed above, courses in human geography include topics such as current developments in socio-economic processes (e.g. urban and population development, globalization and localization processes). These subject areas are particularly relevant not only due to their academic qualifications, but also due to their practical relevance, too.
The institute homepage includes further information on this section’s members of staff and their respective priority areas of research.
Since April 1, 2023, the junior research group "Meat The Bioeconomy - The meat industry as part of the bioeconomy: internationalization, labor geographies and hegemonic strategies" of Prof. Dr. Christin Bernhold is affiliated to the human geography department of the Institute of Geography. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and will run for five years (2023-2028). The team explores strategies of German meat companies in the fields of internationalization, labor geographies, politics and culture for their impact on the establishment of a sustainable mode of production.
University of Hamburg
Institute of Geography
Department of Human Geography