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Professur für Geographie (Prof. Dr. Krüger)

Fred W. Krüger is Full Professor of Geography at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. He is member of the board of directors and currently Head of the Institute of Geography. His research and teaching interests focus on Urban Studies and Development Geography. Major research fields in the Urban Studies arena cover urban planning, inner city development, urban cultures, and the social production of urban public spaces. In Development Geography, he specialises on theoretical approaches and the empirical, actor-oriented analysis of poverty (especially in cities), vulnerability, coping, livelihood security, and concepts of risk. A regional focus lies on southern Africa.
A major current research project deals with the impact of HIV/AIDS on human livelihoods in Botswana. This project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Past third-party funded research activities in the context of the "developing world" involved urban planning issues, social vulnerability patterns, and drought management in southern Africa.
More informations: http://www.geographie.uni-erlangen.de/fkrueger/

Focus of research


  • Geographische Entwicklungsforschung

  • Urban Studies

  • Metropolregion Nürnberg


  • Mensch-Umwelt

  • Area/ Regional Studies

  • Kultur und Raum


  • Risikoforschung

  • Verwundbarkeits- und Resilienzansätze

  • Umweltwandel

  • Angewandte Stadtforschung

  • Stadtentwicklung und -planung

  • Kulturen in der Stadt

Ongoing and recently completed research projects (period under report: 1.1.2018-31.12.2018)

Older research projects

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