The main fields of research and education at the Institute are:
- urban geography, in particular urban globalization and new forms of urbanization;
- geography of mobilities, in particular migration flows and policies, and the relationship between migration and the environment;
- political geography, in particular the imbrications of space, power and regulation in urban space and in the context of mobility.
The IGG is a member of Maison d’analyse des processus sociaux (The Association
for the Analysis of Social Processes, MAPS), an interdisciplinary centre for the human and social sciences which specializes in research on the circulation of people, knowledge and wealth. MAPS also coordinates the faculty’s Human and Social Sciences Masters programme.
The IGG maintains close relations with a number of universities in Switzerland and abroad, and is linked in particular with the Geography departments in Franche-Comté, Berlin, Madrid, Palermo, Abidjan, Niamey and Ouagadougou. If students wish, they may undertake part of their studies at one of these universities.
Université de Neuchâtel
Faculté des Lettres et Sciences humaines
Institut de géographie - Secrétariat
Espace Louis-Agassiz 1
CH - 2000 Neuchâtel
Téléphone: ++ 41 (0) 32 718 18 12
Fax:            ++ 41 (0) 32 718 17 01
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Prof. Etienne Piguet