Research

The IfL is tasked with visualising social change and preparing information about sustainable and regionally balanced development concepts. As a member of the Leibniz Association and as the only non-university research institute for geography in Germany, the institute brings together basic research and knowledge transfer.

With its approximately 80 members of staff, the institute conducts research on current spatial developments in Germany and Europe, with a particular focus on Eastern Europe. Within the “Historical Geographies” research area, the IfL reconstructs the evolution of new methods and systems of thought in geography. For that, the Archive for Geography at the IfL and the Central Geographical Library are important research infrastructures.

In order to convey the results of his research, the IfL is purposefully using cartographic illustrations. The Institute is continually developing the high technical standard of his map production. And, as a society and as researchers, it is thinking about how, in an age of progressive digitisation, we will present, exchange or share geographic information by means of maps in the future.

The scientific focus is on five fields of research:

News

Events

20.05.2019 to 27.05.2019, Leipzig

Lectures on the "marshutkra mobility phenomenon"

IfL participates in the program of the lecture series "Infrastructure" hosted by the Institute of Ethnology and the... 

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... 

11.09.2019 to 13.09.2019, Lublin, Polen

2019 RSA Central and Eastern Europe Conference

CEE Conference of the Regional Studies Association discusses new policy approaches against the growing gap between... 

Publications

Graffenberger, Martin / Vonnahme, Lukas / Brachert, Matthias / Lang, Thilo
(2019)
Broadening perspectives : innovation outside of agglomerations. -
In: Innovation-based regional change in Europe: chances, risks and policy implications. - Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag, Seite 47-68
Görmar, Franziska / Harfst, Jörn / Simic, Danko / Wust, Andreas
(2019)
The transformative power of industrial culture : from concepts to actions. -
Graz, Institut für Geographie und Raumforschung der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz. 78 Seiten (Grazer Schriften der Geographie und Raumforschung ; 49)
http://ifl.wissensbank.com/cgi-bin/fastxml.cgi?srec=fastxmliflpublsearch&search1=L9050S%3Daktuelles&search2=%20&maxrecs=2&maxrecs=2
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