Internationality is an important cornerstone of our education and research oriented occupation:
During the students’ studies we try to contribute to the heightening of their international competence. Here the students learn to perform in diverse cultural, economic and social contexts and to assert themselves as Economic Geographers. To this end we have arranged an optional study term abroad at one of our partner universities in cooperation with the EU Socrates Exchange Programme. We additionally organise an International Seminar in Economic Geography (ISEG) every semester, in which internationally renowned colleagues hold a daily seminar for one week in English.
We understand internationality in research as a chance to put our research findings up for international debate, while gaining vital impulses for further research through close ties with our internationally renowned colleagues. This is imperative for keeping track of the cutting edge of research. For this reason we publish in leading journals, e.g. Regional Studies, Environment and Planning A, Economic Geography, and present our findings of our research projects at international conferences like the European Regional Science Association or the International Geographical Union. Furthermore we are, at the moment, conducting research projects together with foreign colleagues from the USA, Singapore und Thailand.