Geographia Polonica (2014) vol. 87, iss. 2

Emerging frontiers, challenges and changing professional avenues for geographers in the contemporary world

Ram Babu Singh

Geographia Polonica (2014) vol. 87, iss. 2, pp. 203-212 | Full text

Geography studies the characteristics of space and place. Geography answers questions such as where things, activities or phenomena are located, why they are located there, how the features and activities interact, and what factors cause this distribution. An ideal geographer exercises both scientific and social analytical skills. Geography has been called a bridge between human and physical sciences. In the beginning, geography focussed on the physical aspects of the earth but modern geography is an all-encompassing discipline that seeks to understand the earth and all of its human and natural complexities as an integrating science. The paper deals with changing professional avenues for geographers, the role of geography towards the future earth and human geosciences together with the role the IGU can play in the Future of World Geography.

Keywords: geography, global challenges, opportunities, future earth, IGU

Ram Babu Singh, University of Delhi Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics Delhi-110007: India