Within Human Geography, there are three different research fields in which researchers cooperate. We study numerous geographical spheres: 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 in understanding society, the economy and the everyday life of people in a world characterised by globalisation, uneven development, urbanisation, cultural dynamics and environmental concerns. Accordingly, the research activities at the department essentially concern the following themes:
- Development Geographies
- Mobility, communication and transport geography
- Nature - society relations and landscapes
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.