"International Paper Award” 2023 awarded at the Department of Geography to four scientists

This year, four researchers have won the International Paper Award of the Department of Geography at the University of Bonn.

10th anniversary of our international Joint MSc in Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security

On 16th May, the Department of Geography (GIUB) together with the Institute for Environment and Human Security (EHS) at the United Nations University held an event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Joint Master's degree in Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security. The event was co-sponsored by the regional Geoverbund ABC/J network, and welcomed 80 guests from our two universities and other institutions in and around Bonn, as well as current Joint Master’s students and alumni.

Delegation visit of Vice-Chancellor from Mzumbe University, Tanzania

From May 12 to 16, the Department of Geography hosted Prof. William Mwgehowa, Vice-Chancellor of Mzumbe University in Tanzania, which has long been an active member of our successful ERASMUS+ cooperation program. Mzumbe University and GIUB have been working closely together for many years, most prominently in the support of PhD students and the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 'Future Rural Africa'.

Researcher from Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania) visited Department of Geography

From April 22-27, Dr. Offoro Kimambo visited our department within the framework of the ERASMUS worldwide project. Dr. Kimambo is a researcher at the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Sokoine University in Morogoro. His main research interests are climatology and hydrology.

Measuring twice - why students repeat field measurements at the same location and timing

Students and members of the research group "Geomorphology and Environmental Systems" of Prof. Lothar Schrott continue the permafrost monitoring at the Glatzbach catchment, Austria.

Uni Bonn Santander Grant beneficiary for research stay at GIUB

An advanced PhD student and beneficiary of the Uni Bonn Santander International Exchange Grant for 2023, Christian Kwesi Owusu from Ghana, is in Bonn for a three-month research stay at the Department of Geography at the University of Bonn.

Connecting the program "Master of Disaster Management and Risk Governance" on a European level

A consortium of seven European universities and higher education institutes received funding to promote a European network of postgraduate programs in the field of disaster prevention and management. The postgraduate program "Master of Disaster Management and Risk Governance" at the University of Bonn is part of this new network, the EUMA-Project.

Intensification of cooperation with Mzumbe and Sokoine University, Tanzania

The ERASMUS cooperation with two universities in Tanzania was intensified as Dr. Simone Giertz, international coordinator at the Depratment of Geography, University of Bonn, visited both universities in May. In June, Prof. Felister Mombo from Sokoine University (SUA) and Dr. Lucy Massoi from Mzumbe University visited Bonn.

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