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Ute Wardenga elected new President of the German Society for Geography

On 4 October, the delegates of the geographical associations and the representation of German-speaking geography students elected IfL researcher Ute Wardenga as the new president of the German Society for Geography (DGfG).

Ute Wardenga will take over the honorary office on 1 January 2022 as the first woman to head the society, which currently has around 35,000 members. "I am very pleased about the trust placed in me and look forward to the exciting task of working together with all sub-associations on a sustainable new geography," says Wardenga. As future DGfG President she wants to place a special focus on geography at school as the leading subject of Education for Sustainable Development.

Ute Wardenga heads the department "Theory, Methodology and History of Geography" at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography and teaches as an honorary professor of Global Studies at the University of Leipzig. Among other things, she is a member of Review Board 317 "Geography" of the German Research Foundation and a peer reviewer for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

The SGerman Society for Geography represents the interests of geographers working at schools, universities and in practice. It is committed to communicating the content and importance of geography as a school subject, as a science and as a practical discipline to the public. The DGfG coordinates the fields of work represented in the geographical associations and communicates the common goals to the outside.


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