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.


Managing Director
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Juchelka

Deputy Managing Director
Prof. Dr. Inga Gryl


study advisory (german)

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.


Rosemarie de Brower

Phone: (+49) 201 183-2430

Office hours:
Mon. – Tues. 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr

Room: S-R 008
Campus Essen
Schützenbahn 70
45117 Essen


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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)).



Vanessa Asowka-Manu

Phone: (+49) 201 183-7316

Office hours:
Mon. – Fri. 9:00 - 11:30 Uhr

Room: S-L 111
Campus Essen
Schützenbahn 70
45127 Essen                                           


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