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Human Geography concerns the dynamics between nature, environment and society

Our research focuses on societal development in different parts of the world, covering a range of scales from larger cities to rural communities. We are interested in issues concerning human activity, environment, industries, government, and organizational bodies. We address the pressing global challenges formulated in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

A human geographer has a comprehensive understanding of the complexity of societal problems, and conducts research using a variety of methodological approaches.

SMALL FISH AND NUTRITION
BLUE ECONOMY: Small-scale fisheries provide hope to fight malnutrition among large parts of the world population, illustrated by this photo from Zanzibar of the boat Uchumi Bluu, which means “blue economy” in Swahili.

The overlooked role of small fish to fight malnutrition

The Norad supported project “Samaki”, which means fish in Swahili, unites Norwegian researchers with colleagues in Tanzania to study how small-scale fisheries are the key to combat malnutrition. This is part of a bigger picture in the fight for scarce resources and on the question whether small fish...

Master thesis
Devyn Remme

Most innovative master thesis in Human Geography

Congratulations to Devyn Remme who was awarded the prize for the most innovative master thesis in Human Geography for 2022!

Master's project
Maïlys Rouillé

Food security and the COVID-19 crisis: the importance of cross-border fish trade

In her master's thesis, Maïlys Rouillé studies the important contribution of cross-border fishtraders to food security in Ghana and its surrounding countries during the COVID-19 crisis.

Research
Accra

Insiders and outsiders of Accra’s gated communities

For years Edwige Yekple used to walk past the area where she is now doing research. One day, however, the gated community in the middle of the village caught her attention. Asking herself “why is there a gated community inside the village?” Edwige started developing her research project. Gradually,...

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Agbogbloshie, Accra

Urban Enclaving delves into Accra’s urban spaces

The interdisciplinary research project Urban Enclaving Futures explored during its second workshop how enclaving is found in various forms around Accra’s urban spaces – from population dense informal settlements, to grand but empty gated cities, to the green and quiet University campus.

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