The department teaches in the various aspects of regional planning, regional development and regional transformation. It is important to us that scientific methods and skills are taught, because not only work in research institutes and universities, but also in associations, offices and authorities requires scientific approaches for tasks in regional planning and development. This also applies to the skills required for writing scientific texts and theses. We also strive for a strong research orientation. Research-based learning should be made possible within many teaching formats as well as in connection with the department's third-party funded projects. Students should be trained in their ability to work critically, independently and self-reflectively. All forms of project-based teaching are to be strengthened because they correspond most closely to later professional and academic practice and enable collaborative work.