Why study Geography at HU?
Geography is the ideal subject if you don’t want to study a pure humanities subject or a pure science subject. It also appeals to people who are interested in understanding, analysing and finding solutions for complex relationships between people and their environment. Geographers spend their time concentrating on the components of nature - soils, climate, the water cycle, flora and fauna. At the same time they are also interested in population development in Germany and across the world, economic networks in different spatial contexts, mega cities with more than 10 million inhabitants and human consumption behaviour. Global questions like: ‘Will we be able to feed 9 billion people soon?’ or "How can we use natural resources more sparingly, both as individuals and at the global level? How can we switch to alternative energy sources in an age of climate change?’, ‘Where will cities grow in the future? Which ones will shrink?’ are questions that interest geographers around the world.
Because of the diversity of the subject of Geography and its interdisciplinary nature, your state-of-the-art education at HU will include student projects in teams, internships, special courses on technical methods in geomatics and computer modelling and field trips.
Content of studies
The best place to find information about course content is the annotated university calendar. It is online at u.hu-berlin.de/vorlesungsverzeichnis. The Course Advisory Service is also available to help you (see below). You’ll find module descriptions, the course curriculum and other details in the course and examination regulations, available online at www.amb.hu-berlin.de, Nr. 69/2014.