Research areas

Research activities at our chair concentrate – partly in cooperation with other universities in Germany and abroad – on the following topics:

  • Development of European industrial landscapes, e.g.:
    EU Research Project trAILs – Transformation of Alpine Industrial Landscapes

    International Doctoral College SPATIAL RESEARCH LAB
    More information here
  • Interfaces between new cultural landscapes and fine arts, e.g.:
    EU Reserach Project ELAN – European Land and Art Network.
    NEULAND SYMPOSIA 2006 and 2008 in collaboration with the Niedersachsen Foundation and the Springhornhof Foundation.
  • Theoretical foundations of landscape-architectural designing, e.g.:
    Symposia about the inventive analysis in landscape architecture, 2013 and 2014
    Application of digital video technology as means of analysis and design in landscape architecture,
    see this journal article (in German, PDF download)
    Doctoral dissertations

NOTE: With regard to all the above-mentioned topics, upon request there will be given out specific topics for MA thesis dissertations and doctoral dissertations. We are happy to assist with the application for funding and scholarships. If interested, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Udo Weilacher; tel.: 08161 / 71-3249; weilacher[at]