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Institut für Regionalwissenschaft (IfR)

Kaiserstraße 12
Gebäude 10.50
76131 Karlsruhe
Tel: +49 721 608 42365
Fax: +49 721 608 42888

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Jährlich stehen Stipendien für unsere Studierenden zur Verfügung. Darüberhinaus wird der Studiengang vom Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst DAAD unterstützt und im Rahmen des Programms für Entwicklungsbezogene Postgraduiertenstudiengänge EPOS gefördert.


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.


Master's Degree KIT
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What is regional science?

Why study it?

An introduction
by Prof. Dr. J. Vogt



Rosângela Gomes dos Santos, graduate of the international master's degree programme in Regional Science/Spatial Planning reports on her experiences during the master's degree programme and how she has been applying them in her job since her graduation.

Prof. Braun in Chile
German-Chilean master's degree programme on TV

Dr Andreas Braun, lecturer at the IfR, introduced the German-Chilean master's degree programme on Chilean University TV. Also the newspaper of the Universidad de Concepción (UdeC) covered on his visit.


Lectures workspace

You can find lecture notes on courses of IfR and former ISL on ILIAS. Find your courses via Vorlesungsverzeichnis.