Human Geography and Urban & Regional Planning is based on research. Not only are you educated to become a researcher, lecturers also use their own research and others to keep the education as recent and relevant as possible. The education you receive is therefore partly based on the research being done at the faculty right now!
The research at the faculty consists of several themes that are summarized in the research programme: tWIST - towards Well-being, Innovation and Spatial Transformation. You will see these themes in your education.
Finding out new insights in research is not enough however, that is why we teach you to do research on your own in courses such as GIS, where you learn to use maps in the analysis and presentation of spatial information. You also do fieldwork every year.