Research & Transfer
Similarly to teaching, research at the Faculty of Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems is actor-centered and holistic. In order to find solutions for a sustainable management of natural resources, biophysical, ecological, economic, and social questions are considered collectively, integrating various disciplines and methods into the research structure.
Based on a knowledge-generating and solution-oriented approach, we take responsibility for the advancement of society. We rely on inter- and transdisciplinary research activities. The Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) plays a crucial role in this endeavor. With over 40 years of experience and a strong international network, the ITT has significantly shaped the content focus of teaching and applied research.
In alignment with "Global Citizenship"
The research agenda of the faculty is aligned with the complex challenges identified by leading research institutes and stakeholders in international cooperation, such as BMBF, BMZ, BMU, GIZ, EU, World Bank, and others. It is based on international agreements such as the Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the European Green Deal, the Rio Conventions, or the Kyoto Protocol. Thus, the research approach aligns with the concept of "Global Citizenship" and aims to actively shape societal change (Social Innovation).