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Mission statement

Mission Statement of the Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography

Our world is experiencing radical and rapid changes. Economic globalisation and worldwide environmental changes, including climate change, are affecting our planet in entirely new ways. These changes are transforming economies and people's livelihoods - globally, regionally and locally.

The world is more interconnected than ever before. Changes in one region of the world therefore have substantial and often immediate effects on others. The Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography at Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) investigates how regional economic systems, cities, regions and people act and react in the context of these rapid changes. It also focuses on social, cultural and political aspects of the development of spaces and the spatiality of human action. These fundamental questions motivate both research and teaching at our institute.