Final report online

The final regort is now available. Please click in the picture below to download the document.

Photos online

Please find a the IGC 2012 photo gallery here.


All keynotes are available at

Programme update

The programme of the IGC 2012 is now available via the following links:

programme (html version)
programme (pdf version - 16 MB)

IGC Cologne 2012 - DOWN TO EARTH

 The IGC is the quadrennial meeting of the International Geographical Union (IGU). The congress combines the traditional meetings of the IGC Commissions with a wide range of sessions addressing the following four key topics: 

  • Global Change and Globalisation
  • Society and Environment
  • Risks and Conflicts
  • Urbanisation and Demographic Change
Geographers bring the wide-ranging perspectives and methodology of their subject to bear on these four major thematic complexes and contribute to the solution of urgent scientific and socio-political issues – bringing research down to earth.

Participant information

Please find all neccessary information for your visit to the IGC 2012 here.


Congress dates:

32nd International Geographical Congress in Cologne:
26 - 30 August 2012


University of Cologne
50923 Cologne


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Registration for the IGC 2012 in Cologne will close on 15th July 2012. There will be no on-site registration. If you would like to attend the IGC 2012 in Cologne, please register now online.

To register for the IGC 2012 you have to create a personal user account.
To create a user account, please click on the button "Create a new account" in the menu bar on the left-hand site.
If you have been a subscriber to our newsletter and thus already used the opportunity to pre-register, then a user account will automatically have been created for you. To confirm this account you have to request your username and password by clicking on the button "Retrieve your password". Please have the email address at hand that you used for pre-registration.

Publications commemorating the IGC 2012

In the context of the 32nd International Geographical Congress in Cologne the following publications will be issued:

  • Special edition of the "Geographische Rundschau" in German and English available at or at the exhibition stand of Westermann at the IGC
  • Special edition of the "Geographica Helvetica" in English included in the conference bag
  • Festschrift in memory of the IGC 1899 in Berlin in English available at the exhibition stand of the DGfG

Furthermore all Session Chairs are encouraged to publish "Special Issues" in relevant journals.