New Research Project

The Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography is part of the multi-annual and interdisciplinary research program "Rural areas in the times of digitalization" in the context of a federal framework on rural development. The program is being funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. In a research collaboration with Giessen University, the project „

Hidden Champions as a central element for the stabilization of rural areas in times of digitalization

“ will be carried out. It aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of the advances and contributions of hidden champions as medium-sized, export-oriented world market leaders in the context of digitalization and the currently constituting instabilities of rural areas.