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The speakers of the Friday's Food for Thought Grand Finale event have demonstrated the diversity of Geography as a field of research in 10 entertaining talks of 8 to 18 minutes. Watch the podcasts and witness how science can be communicated in exciting ways and - in the video above - listen to a high school student explaining what geography is. FiFFTh Grand Finale Podcasts

Auftauender Permafrost zieht risikoreiche Folgen nach sich, wie die Freisetzung von Methan und die Instabilität des Bodens. Das Swiss Permafrost Monitoring Network (PERMOS) in der NZZ vom 14.04.2014

PERMOS wird am GIUZ koordiniert und von sechs Forschungsinstitutionen und dem Bund getragen. www.permos.ch

Welcome to the Department of Geography

Globalization, climate change and mobile information societies are at the heart of research and teaching of Geographers at the University of Zurich. They engage with topics of public relevance, be it in Switzerland, in Los Angeles, in remote mountainous regions, in rural areas of the global south, or in cyberspace. Close cooperation with private and public organizations ensures that their findings have real societal benefits.


Department of Geography
University of Zurich - Irchel
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich
tel: +41 44 635 51 11
fax: +41 44 635 68 48


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