General committee / Scientific advisory board

The work of the Institute is monitored by a general committee and a scientific council.

General committee

  • MR Christoph Meier (chairman)
    Saxon Ministry for Science and the Arts, Dresden
  • Dr Oliver Weigel (vice chairman)
    Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Berlin
  • Professor Caroline Kramer, Karlsruhe
  • Professor Günter Heinritz, Munich
  • Professor Herbert Popp, Bayreuth
  • Professor Erich Schröger
    Vice-Rector for research and promotion of junior researchers at the University of Leipzig

Scientific advisory board

  • Professor Peter Lindner (Chairman)
    Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Department of Human Geography
  • Professor Denis Eckert (Vice chairman)
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin
  • Professor Thomas Glade
    University of Vienna (Austria), Institute for Geography und Area Research
  • Professor Matthew G. Hannah
    University of Bayreuth, Department of Cultural Geography
  • Professor Lorenz Hurni
    ETH Zurich (Switzerland), Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation 
  • Dr. Heike Jöns
    Loughborough University (Leicestershire, UK), Department of Geography
  • Dr. Corey M. Johnson
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro (USA), Department of Geography
  • Dr. Kadri Leetmaa
    University of Tartu (Estonia), Department of Geography
  • Prof. Dr. Antje Schlottmann
    Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Department for Human Geography



15.04.2018 to 20.04.2018, Perm, Russia

The city in the spotlight – methodological and epistemological challenges of studying urban governance

Call for applications: Spring School, 15–20 April 2018, Perm State University, Russia  

17.04.2018, Berlin

The Arctic: potential for conflict and cooperation

Lecture and discussion with Nadir Kinossian (IfL), Christoph Humrich (Groningen University) and Heidi Kassens... 

24.05.2018 to 26.05.2018, Jena

Globalization and digitization — (new) geoinformation relationships in the world

Interdisciplinary workshop from 24 to 26 May 2018 in Jena 


Kinossian, Nadir
Cities as haunted landscapes. -
In: City & society, 2018
Bruns, Bettina
Small-scale smuggling (general). -
In: The global encyclopaedia of informality/ 2. - The global encyclopaedia of informality / Edited by Alena Ledeneva. - London : UCL Press, 2018, Seite 90-94
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