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Department of Geography

 

Geography is a discipline that is engaged with topics concerning conditions and processes in nature and society related to a local regional, national and international context. Education and research at the department is organised into five research areas:

Conference - Call for papers

Beyond oil: mobilizing alternative futures

Society is inevitably moving beyond oil. The direction that this transformation will take is still highly uncertain. Transformations to societies beyond oil involve deliberate choices that lead to different outcomes with regards to power, justice, inequality and human-nature relations.

The Phd Interview

Food production and forest exploitation can be combined

Researcher Lila Nath Sharma’s thesis shows that the conservation of biodiversity, food production and forest exploitation is possible to integrate in the same geographical area, but only by a broad environmental and biogeographic approach.

Research

The aesthetics of earthquake reconstruction in Nepal

Questions of aesthetics and cultural identity add layers of complexity to the reconstruction process that cannot – and should not – be ignored.

Master project

Use of Waste and Wastewater in peri-urban Agriculture in Kathmandu Valley

In this study I analyse both risks and benefits of using waste and wastewater in peri-urban agriculture in Kathmandu Valley.

Master project

Agricultural innovation in Arun Valley, Nepal

My master project is about agricultural innovation in Arun Valley, Nepal: innovation capacity in response to climatic and non-climatic uncertainties.