Within the Unit for Human Geography there are three different research fields in which groups of researchers cooperate. We study geographic dimensions - the role of space and place; development geographies (multiple areas), space-transcending networks, interactions and flows; landscapes and the environment. They all play important roles for the understanding of society, the economy and everyday life of people in a world characterised by globalisation, regionalisation, uneven development, urbanisation, cultural dynamics and environmental concern. Accordingly, the research activities at the department essentially concern the following themes:
- Development Geography
- Mobility, communication and transport geography
- Nature - society relations in a landscape perspective
The PhD students will, during the programme plan and implement an individual research project, with support from individual supervising, as well as participate in courses, seminars, conferences and excursions.