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The working group Human Geography - Urban and Regional Development is led by Prof. Dr. Peter Dannenberg. The working group focuses on teaching and research in the following three domains:

•    Global South in the Context of Economic Globalization
•    Development and Sustainability in the Global South
•    European City and Regional Development

Our research

Our research on the Global South deals particularly with the societal and ecological consequences of economic globalization, including aspects of Development and Sustainability in the Global South​​​​​​​ as well as human-environmental relations. Our regional focus is on Sub-Saharan Africa (including Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Namibia) and South Asia (mainly India).
Our research on european city and regional development focuses among other aspects on structural change and deindustrialization (e.g. Berlin, Cologne) as well as new challenges and prospects for agriculture (Central and Eastern Europe).

Also we do research in the area of expertise 'Food Security'.

A selection of third party funded research projects can be found here.

Our teaching

Our diverse range of courses cover topics such as globalization and trade, human-environment relationships (particularly environmental governance, political ecology), regional development in the Global South (especially India and Sub-Saharan Africa) and the European Union. Additional lectures on ‘Gesellschaft und Kultur’ (society and culture) and “Statistik” (statistics) are conducted by Dr. Peter Dannenberg.