Main fields of study

Geography

Geographers are involved in community planning in aspects concerned with climatic change, flood risk and storm damage, as well as with developmental issues such as innovations in farming, city expansion, health matters and refugees. Geographers contribute to planning future communities and are key participants in the creation of a sustainable future for people on the regional, national and global planes. The discipline Geography encompasses environmental and social questions that are linked to world’s diversity of municipal and rural environments, populations, and living conditions.

Human Geography

”Human” in “Human Geography” refers to civilization and society, while “geography” refers to relations of proximity and distance and spatial patterns. Human geography is thus about societies and their spatial patterns and relations. The geographical dimensions may involve local as well as global relations and patterns. The societal issues in human geography concern social, political and economical issues; currently and in an historical perspective. This means that Human Geography is a broad subject with a number of different areas of specialization.

Urban and Regional Planning

Urban and Regional Planning is about shaping and structuring the future of society. Planners affect the structure of cities and urban life, the countryside and regional development, the economic situation and the environment, culture and population from social, economic and ecological perspectives. The problems on which planners work require composite analyses. The problems are increasingly concerned with balancing different, sometimes contradictory, interests into functional and sustainable suggestions and proposals.

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Students Office
Senior Administrative Officer Iris Claësson
E-mail: iris.claesson@humangeo.su.se
Tel: +46 8 16 48 33 | Room: X326
Office hours: Monday–Thursday at 10–11 and 13–14

Academic Counselling
Study Counsellor Veronica Hohl
E-mail: studievagledare@humangeo.su.se
Tel: +46 8 16 48 37 | Room: X331

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