Welcome to the Department of Geography !
Department of Geography
The Department Introduction and contact persons
Geography at the UDE has existed since the founding of its predecessor at the beginning of the 1970s and was re-established during the fusion of the two colleges Duisburg and Essen in the year 2004.
As of 2010 the Institute is integrated into the faculty of humanities on the Essen Campus where it currently consists of two specialist fields: Economic Geography (with special focus on traffic and logistics) and Didactics of Primary Social and Science Education.
The department is committed to the education and training of teachers and is currently actively involved in numerous Bachelor’s and Master’s programs. Special focus lies in contributing to public discourse in politics, society and economics through the lens of our field expertise. Furthermore, our specialist fields are internationally connected in science and practice.
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Juchelka
Deputy Managing Director
Prof. Dr. Inga Gryl
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Juchelka Economic Geography, Traffic & Transport Logistics
In research and teaching we focus on economic spaces and locations from a local and regional to a global scale, investigating spatial structures, functions and interdependencies. Special focus lies in spatial aspects of traffic, mobility, transport and logistics.
Phone: (+49) 201 183-2430
Mail Natalie Meertens
Mail Lisa Lehmann
Mo. and Tu. 10:00 - 13:00 Uhr
Room: S-R 008
Prof. Dr. Inga Gryl Didactics of Primary Social and Science Education, with a Focus on Sociel Sciences
"Sachunterricht" (Primary Social and Science Education) is a German subject taught in primary school that combines social science and natural science education. The section Didactics of Primary Social and Science Education with a Focus on Social Sciences ("Didaktik des Sachunterrichts mit Schwerpunkt Gesellschaftswissenschaften") is affiliated with the Department of Geography and the Institute for Primary Social and Science Education ("Institut für Sachunterricht" (ISU)).
Phone: (+49) 201 183-7316
Room: S-L 111