16 October 2018

Impressions from GIUB excursions: Iceland

21 Bernese geographers set off on their journey. Excursion. 1st – 13 august 2018 (Paleo-Geoecology & Geography and Sustainable Development)

2 November 2018

New Film: How do you experience the process of scientific writing?

A new film by Prof. Dr. Susan Thieme documents the process of scientific writing and experiences with it in her research group. The GIUB MediaLab offers the possibility to learn filmmaking with hands-on experience. Please contact Philipp Eyer if you have questions about the MediaLab (

6 November 2018

Film «Älven min Vän» at an international film festival

The film «Älven min Vän – The River, My Friend» by Hannah Ambühl was shown at the 60th Nordic Film Days Lübeck in the category «Documentaries». The Nordic Film Days Lübeck are one of the most traditional film festivals in the world. For this year's festival 33'000 films were submitted and 199 were shown in the final programme, thereof 28 documentary films. The film presentation was framed by a Q&A. The film «Älven min Vän» is part of Hannah Ambühl's master thesis and portrays four Sámi women who live along the Lule River in Sweden. The construction of 15 dams has changed their lives. What has remained is the deep bond between the women and the river.

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18 December 2018

Masculinities Under Pressure: Men Between Europe and North Africa

Carole Amman (Unit Geography and Sustainable Development)
Berner Humangeographisches Kolloquium
(12:15 – 13:15, room 224, Mittelstrasse 43 / University Mittelstrasse)

19 December 2018

Presentation: «Using socio-economic vulnerability assessments to guide community-based adaptation to climate-change: an application to small-scale farming in the Peruvian highlands»

Filippo Lechthaler (ETH Zurich)
Colloquium in Climatology, Climate Impact and Remote Sensing
(14:15 – 15:15, seminar room 120, Mittelstrasse 43 / University Mittelstrasse)

20 December 2018

Master Presentations

  • Patrick Pfander
    «Grösse leihen oder im Schatten bleiben? Strategien von kleinen und mittelgrossen Städten in der Metropolitanregion Zürich»
    (10:45 – 11:45, room 002, GIUB)

  • Andreas Josza
    «Coworking Spaces in der Schweiz»
    (12:00 – 13:00, room 002, GIUB)

  • Sybille Vogel
    «Gegenreaktion gegen den Strukturwandel im Detailhandel – Inhabergeführte Läden in der Innenstadt durch Dekommodifizierung der Ladenflächen? Fallbeispiel einer Innenstadt anhand der Berner Altstadt»
    (13:15 – 14:15, room 002, GIUB)

  • Sophie Lena Bigler
    «Assessment and documentation of a large-scale debris flow in Barsem, Tadjikistan»
    (14:30 – 15:30, room 002, GIUB)

  • Alexandra Kreyden
    «Beweggründe und Potenziale von Projektrealisierungen in schrumpfenden, peripheren ländlichen Gebieten Graubündens»
    (14:30 – 15:30, room 302, GIUB)

  • Anna Reiter
    «Digitalization in Glarus»
    (15:45 – 16:45, room 302, GIUB)

20 December 2018

PhD Presentation

  • Kassawmar Nigussie Tibebu
    «Better Understanding Ethiopia's Complex Rainfeld Agricultural Area: Developing Context-Oriented Approaches for Mapping and Characterising Landscape Transformation and Ecosystem Services»
    (15:00, lecture hall 001, GIUB)