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Institute of Regional Science (IfR)

Kaiserstraße 12
building 10.50
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
phone: +49 721 608 42365
fax: +49 721 608 42888

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All over the world, problems of land use, damages due to natural disasters and conflicts between land users increase.

The Institute of Regional Science (IfR) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, analyses these structures and processes. Its interdisciplinary research staff develops regional and spatial planning concepts to meet these challenges. The institute's guiding principle is an active exchange of research and teaching at the interface of geo, environmental and social sciences. 

In the framework of the master’s degree course in Regional Science/Spatial Planning, the IfR offers two different four-term study programmes focussing on the special challenges of emerging and developing countries and the planning concepts based on them. It also fulfills teaching and research responsibilities of the former Institute of Urban and Spatial Planning (ISL) at the KIT.

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Winter term has begun! We have already spent an intensive week of introductury courses for the new students and interesting poster presentations of our advanced students. May you all have a successful term!


You are invited to personal counselling also during our lecture-free period:
Prof. Vogt
Contact Prof. Braun for counselling.
Secretariat opening hours

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What is regional science?

Why study it?

An introduction
by Prof. Dr. J. Vogt



Ask Silvia and Sophie

Are lectures also held in English? What is the objective of field trips? Our student representatives Silvia und Sophie are happy to provide first hand information: julimoreno21∂hotmail com and sophie.kaiser∂student kit edu.

Study scholarships

In the framework of its EPOS  programme, the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD provides study scholarships for the Master's degree course in Regional Science/Spatial Planning.

Lectures workspace

Lecture notes on courses of IfR and former ISL are available on ILIAS. Find your courses via Vorlesungsverzeichnis. Also check the timetable (Stundenplan) for summer term 2017.