Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Wirtschaftsgeographie




Network members


Humboldt-University of Berlin (HUB), Germany

Founding network member


Bologna Lab

  • interdisciplinary teaching and learning laboratory 
  • focus on research-based learning, interdisciplinarity, flexibilisation and internationalization

Wolfgang Deicke

Dr. Monika Sonntag

Laura Schilow 



International Office

Deputy Director of International Office Dr. Ursula Hans

Matthias Parske

Johannes Comolle

Isabelle Bekema



Geography Department



Area of Interest


Economic Geography
  • Value chain research
  • Transformations in fresh food trade and retail
  • Transformations in agriculture/ rural areas
  • Gender and globalization
  • Development of international management systems

Prof. Dr. Elmar Kulke


Dipl.-Geogr. Maria Velte


Barbara Kaun


Transport Geography

  • Urban mobility
  • Interaction of transport and spatial development for urban and rural areas
  • Mobility behavior
  • Impact of freight transport and logistics on the development of urban and rural areas

Prof. Barbara Lenz



Applied Geoinformation Science

  • Spatial and geostatistical analysis of land use dynamics

Prof. Dr. Tobia Lakes

M.Sc. Saskia Wolff



  • Conservation Biogeography
Prof. Tobias Kümmerle      
Sustainable Resource Management and Global Change
  • Management of Resources
  • Climate change mitigation and carbon removal
  • Decision-making under uncertainty
Prof. Sabine Fuss      


Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys)

Prof. Tobias Kümmerle

M. A. Kathrin Klementz



Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Inst. of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences



Area of Interest



Agricult. Economics
  • Economics of horticultural production
  • Food Value Chains, especially governance, sustainability and innovations
  • Agricultural Consulting and Communication

Prof. Dr. Bokelmann

Dr. Thomas Aenis


Crop and Animal Sciences

  • Systematic zoology
  • Biodiversity research
  • Impacts of land use change on ecosystems
  • Arid land studies
  • Bio-indicators

Prof. Dr. Zeller,

Dr. Thomas Göttert

Thomas Rottstock


Institute of Asian and African Studies



Area of Interest


African Studies (Literature, Languages, Cultures and History)

  • Africa in Global Processes of Mobility

Prof. Baz Lecocq

M.A. Stefan Hoffmann

M.A. Alina Oswald


Institute of Psychology



Area of Interest

Biological Psychology / Psychophysiology
  • Language Processing
Prof. W. Sommer      

Karatina University (KARU), Kenya

Founding network member


Directorate for International Programs, Linkages and Research



Area of Interest


Environmental Studies

  • Environmental geography
  • Climate change impacts on food security and agribusiness practices
  • ICT and climate change adaptation

Prof. Michael N.I. Lokuruka

Dr. Geoffrey M. Wambugu


University of Nairobi (UoN), Kenya

Founding network member


College of Agriculture and Veterinary Science



Area of Interest


Agricultural Economics

  • Agricultural Development Policy

Prof. Willis Kosura

Dr. John Busienei


College of Humanities and Social Sciences



Area of Interest



  • Oral Literature and the Digital Revolution
  • Medical Humanities
  • Representations of Space
  • Literature, Conflict and Peace
  • Labour and Leisure

Prof. Peter Wasamba

Dr. Kitata Makau


Geography and Environmental Studies

  • Biogeography and conservation
  • Climate change and food security
  • Water management
  • Ecotourism
  • Human-wildlife conflicts
  • Natural resource management
  • Rural-urban transitions and connections
  • Economic geography
  • Environmental planning and management
  • Multilateral environmental agreements

Prof. Elias Ayiemba

Dr. Martin Marani


Department of Psychology

  M. Psy. Steve Katembu      




Chuka University (Chuka), Kenya

Network member since 2020

Agriculture and Environmental Studies


Area of Interest


Environmental Studies and Resource Development

  • Water resource use, supply and management in agricultural livelihoods
  • Climate change adaptation and land use change
  • Dynamics of food geography, food security and safety
  • Value and supply chain dynamics and management

Prof. Gilbert Nduru


University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Tanzania

Founding network member


College of Social Sciences





Area of Interest






  • GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Land/ water resource management
  • Climate Change, Land Use/Land Cover Change
  • Agricultural development and urbanization
  • Regional and urban planning

Dr. Mwanukuzi

Dr. Opportuna Kweka

Dr. Cosmas Sokoni

Dr. Mromba Clement

Dr. Digna Mlengule


Institute of Kiswahili Studies



Area of Interest

Kiswahili Studies
  • Urban-Rural Sociolinguistics
  • Dialectology in Swahili Literature
  • The Digital Age and Urban-Rural Dynamics in Swahili Literature

Prof. Aldin Mutembei

Dr. Rajabu Chipila


College of Engineering and Technology



Area of Interest

Transportation and Geotechnical Engineering
  • technologies for intelligent transport infrastructure health monitoring, remote, automated sensing, and reporting
  • model deterioration processes, estimate life-cycle costs, and support decision making for infrastructure preservation and renewal 

Prof. Alfonse Dubi

M. Sc. John Masiko


Ardhi University (ARU), Tanzania

Network member since 2019

Institute of Human Settlements Studies (IHSS)




Area of Interest



Human Settlements Studies


  • Land, local economic development and governance
  • Housing, infrastructure development and management

  • Climate change and environmental risks / Urban disasters and disaster risk management

  • Natural resources management, urban agriculture

  • Rural-urban transformations / migration

  • GIS and remote sensing applications

Dr. Makarius Mdemu

M. Sc. Mariam Genes