Welcome to the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography

The research carried out at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography is concerned with spatial structures and current developments that have a spatial impact in Europe, as well as with the theoretical and historical foundations of Regional Geography. The IfL has a section devoted to the presentation of research findings to specialist and more general audiences. To this end, the Institute creates and tests innovative means for visualising geographical knowledge and geographical information on the internet.


Prof. Dr. Sebastian Lentz

Address and contact

Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography
Schongauerstr. 9
04328 Leipzig
Tel.: +49 341 600 55-0 / Fax: -198

Public Relations

Dr. Peter Wittmann
Tel. +49 341 600 55-174

Together with 88 other non-university research institutes and service providers, the IfL is a member of the Leibniz Association.



five PhD positions

The cooperation and research project „Spatial Dynamics of Marshrutkas in Central Asia and the Caucasus“, directed by... more »

Post-doctoral researcher (1,0 E 13 TV-L)

The Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of a more »

Current Events

International and Interdisciplinary PhD Summer School

Urban economic development and Urban governance in post-Soviet space more »


Forthcoming: Understanding Geographies of Polarization and Peripheralization –  Perspectives from Central and Eastern Europe and Beyond more »