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Dr Peter Wittmann
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Press archive

Here you have the oportunity to read older IfL press releases in full.

Time travel through a geographical century

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the IGU, the edited volume A Geographical Century conveys a complex picture of the history and current…

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Toolbox for the sustainable migrant integration in rural areas

The Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography has published a brochure with guidelines for the effective integration of non-EU migrants in rural…

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New Research Network for Conflict Research on Eastern Europe

Within a nationwide research network funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), six research institutes will join forces over…

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Making complex biodiversity data visually accessible

As part of the NFDI4Biodiversity project on the collaborative use of biodiversity and environmental data, a research team at the IfL is developing…

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Culture in small towns

More than a third of all cultural institutions in Germany are located in small towns, which thus provide an important part of the services of general…

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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…

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IfL researcher takes on NAWA Chair at the University of Warsaw

Professor Francis Harvey of the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography will collaborate with historians at the University of Warsaw in developing…

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New view of old maps – digital methods visualise complex history

The interdisciplinary joint project DigiKAR has started its work in Leipzig, Mainz, Paris and Regensburg

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IfL Director receives international award

Sebastian Lentz, Director of the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography and Professor of Regional Geography at the University of Leipzig, has been…

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Joint project on new forms of work in rural areas started

How can the model of collaborative workspaces contribute to regional development in structurally weak regions? This is what a group of researchers at…

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