Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography

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The Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) is the only research institute for Geography in Germany which is not attached to a university. The research carried out at the Institute is concerned with spatial structures and current developments that have a spatial impact in Europe, as well as with the theoretical and historical foundations of Regional Geography. Under the heading "New Geographies of Europe" the researchers analyse ongoing processes, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe. An important area of the institute´s work is the presentation of research findings for specialist and more general audiences.

The IfL analyses socio-economic structures and developments in Germany and Europe from a geographical perspective. A further specialist area focuses on innovative ways of visualising geographical knowledge and the related principles of operation. The institute is financed by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Free State of Saxony. Together with 87 other non-university research institutes and service providers, the IfL is a member of the Leibniz Association.

Leipzig is a self-confident industrial city, whose everyday life and economic success (due to location, dynamic entrepreneurship and workforce) is directly linked to manufacturing companies.  The rich industrial heritage refers to a very manifold industrial past of engineering, manufacturing, printing industry, textile industry, spinning and others that has undergone a substantial restructuring in the 1990s. One regional highlight is the event “Tage der Industriekultur” (Days of Industrial Culture) in Leipzig. From 11th-14th August 2016 there were conducted the “Days of Industrial culture” for the fourth time with 6200 guests. 89 partners conducted a diversified programme that included 154 events.

More info:


Days of Industrial Culture http://www.industriekulturtag-leipzig.de/

Contact: Andreas Wust (A_Wust@ifl-leipzig.de)