Research and education focus on spatial-social relations (both within and between the North and South), on urban aspects and on the social, economic and environmental aspects of development and sustainability.
The discipline studies the political, economic and cultural entanglement of different parts of the world and the local impact of globalisation. The discipline also has a substantive focus on the distribution of natural resources (land, water, energy sources, food, raw materials for industrial production), environmental issues, climate change, conflicts that are related to this and how political and economic actors deal with this.
Research is organized in four research groups (which are part of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research):
The University of Amsterdam offers various bachelors and masters in Geography, Planning and International Development Studies. The UvA also organizes a number of open and summer programmes in this discipline.
Short and intensive English summer and winter programmes on specific themes are offered to which the discipline also contributes. For example around themes such as Sexuality, Addiction and The Everyday City.
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