About IfL

Geography between basic research and knowledge transfer

The IfL is the only research institute for Geography in Germany which is not attached to a university. 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. Under the heading "Geographies of the regional" the researchers analyse ongoing processes, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe. An important area of the institute´s work is the presentation of research findings for specialist and more general audiences.

Together with 94 other non-university research institutes and service providers, the IfL is a member of the Leibniz Association and one of 16 institutes of the Section Economics, Social Sciences, Spatial Research. Vice president of the Leibniz Association is IfL director Sebastian Lentz.

Director

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Lentz

Contact

Leibniz Institut für Länderkunde
Schongauerstr. 9
04328 Leipzig
Germany
Tel.: +49 341 600 55-0 / Fax: -198
info(at)ifl-leipzig.de

Public Relations

Dr. Peter Wittmann
Tel. +49 341 600 55-174
presse(at)ifl-leipzig.de

News

Events

24.02.2019 to 26.02.2019, Leipzig

Opening workshop "Agents of change in old-industrial regions of Europe"

Scientists from Germany, Sweden, Czechia, Hungary and UK will meet from 24 to 26 February 2019 in Leipzig for a first... 

16.05.2019, Leipzig

Urban societies of migration across Europe

International workshop on scope and limits of the postmigrant perspective – call for proposals 

16.06.2019 to 19.06.2019, Trondeim, Norwegen

Nordic Geographers Meeting 2019

Regional development paths and cultural representations of the "European refugee crisis" are in the focus of the... 

Publications

Lang, Thilo (Herausgeber/-in) / Görmar, Franziska (Herausgeber/-in)
(2019)
Regional and local development in times of polarisation : re-thinking spatial policies in Europe. -
London, Palgrave Macmillan. 382 Seiten (New geographies of Europe)
Pflug, Laura
(2019)
From "All under Heaven" to "China in the World" : Chinese visual imaginations from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. -
In: Mapping Asia: Cartographic encounters between East and West: regional symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2017. - Cham: Springer, Seite 247-263
http://ifl.wissensbank.com/cgi-bin/fastxml.cgi?srec=fastxmliflpublsearch&search1=L9050S%3Daktuelles&search2=%20&maxrecs=2&maxrecs=2
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