Research

Areas of Research

The Geography Teacher Training Unit (GTT) is an interdisciplinary group with three main research areas:

  • Geographies of Youth (or young people`s geographies)
  • Geographies of Education
  • Glaciers and Geomorphology

Ongoing Research Projects

 

Lateglacial and Holocene glacier history and landscape evolution  (PDF, 3224 KB)

       Contact: Prof. Dr. Max Maisch

Soziomaterielle Geographiedidaktik 

  • Contact: Dr. Itta Bauer

Geographies of Education (Link, "Research Interests" )

  • Contact: Dr. Itta Bauer

Educational Transitions in Switzerland and Germany

  • Contact: Dr. Itta Bauer

Youth@Night - A multi-disciplinary multi-method study of young people's going out and drinking behaviors

  • Contact: Dr. Sara Landolt

Youth, social media and leisure spaces in the urban nightlife

  • Contact: Dr. Sara Landolt

Young People migrating at the end of compulsory school - Starting a new life, new networks and new job prospects in a transnational social space

  • Contact: Dr. Sara Landolt

Living in uncertain situations: Everyday lives of unaccompanied minor asylum seekers in Switzerland

  • Contact: Dr. Sara Landolt

Completed Research Projects

 

Unemployment as crisis - youth in crisis? Insights from recent labour migration from southern Europe to Switzerland

  • Contact: Dr. Sara Landolt

Jugendgeographien: Ein subjekt- und handlungsorientierter Ansatz in Theorie und Praxis 

  • Contact: Dr. Itta Bauer

Südstadtkids

  • Contact: Dr. Itta Bauer

Trinkräume und Treffpunkte Jugendlicher. Aushandlungsprozesse im öffentlichen Raum der Stadt Zürich.

  • Contact: Dr. Sara Landolt

Research News

In 2016, we have started to publish a newsletter on “Geography, youth and education” (4 issues per year planned). The newsletter informs about recent research projects and results. Also included are call for papers and conferences announcements that are relevant to researchers working on young people and education. We also inform about teaching projects in the field.

If you are interested in joining the mailing list for the newsletter, please contact larissabarbara.hauser@geo.uzh.ch

The newsletters listed below have already been circulated. Please feel free to click and download them. We would be more than happy to receive new inputs and comments for the next issues.