The research of Human Geography University of Nijmegen
The representation of disciplinary fields of research within Human Geography University of Nijmegen
In our research group the following sub-disciplines are represented:
- Political Geography
- Urban and Regional Geography
- Economic Geography
- Migration and Development Geography
- Cultural Geography
The research is organised and co-ordinated in two informal research teams:
1. The Nijmegen Centre for Border Research (NCBR)
2. Urban and Regional Development (URD)
Within these teams daily issues of research are dealt with, collaborative initiatives
are taken, and research results and experiences are exchanged.
Increasingly also a research collaboration with the Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management (CICAM) is emerging.
Also more and more talented master students are involved in research activities in the framework of their master thesis research.
At this level also project based research groups are formed such as the current Migration and Development Group.
Both research teams participate in the research cluster of GaP (Governance and Places), in which also other teams and researchers from the field of Spatial Planning, Environmental Politics and Public Administration participate. Together they contribute to the distinctive research programme 'Government and Places' of the Nijmegen School of Management. In this multi-disciplinary framework the research activities of the participating research teams are administered and regular research seminars conducted.
National embedding of the research group
All researchers also participates in two national research schools: NETHUR (Netherlands Graduate School of Urban and Regional Research) and CERES (the Research School for Resource Studies For Development), which both have the official quality recognition of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and which are responsible for the course programme for PhD-students.
International embedding of the research group
Finally our researchers collaborate in many international research networks such as e.g.:
Association of Borderlands Scholars (ABS), Association of American Geographers (AAG), Regional Science Association, Border Regions in Transition, Regional Studies, International Critical Geography Forum, and many others.