The Institute for Economic and Cultural Geography (WIGEO) analyses spatial processes of economic restructuring in countries at different stages of development. Core research areas are industrialised, newly industrialising and developing countries in Europe, North America, Southeast and East Asia. Our research projects are usually sponsored by public research agencies, e.g. read more »
The faculty of geography contains eight chairs, four in physical geography and four in human geography. Three chairs are hold by economic geographers, namely Markus Hassler, Simone Strambach and Thomas Brenner (the fourth chair in human geography stands for urban geography). All three chairs work on research topics represented in DIME.
Within the thrust of the Institute's research the Regional Economics Department (headed by Rüdiger Soltwedel) focuses on the spatial perspective, on how centripetal and centrifugal as well as read more »