Teachers and students at universities, teachers of all school types as well as person and institutions that represent geography education in research and teaching in university-related settings can become members in the HGD.

Our members enjoy many benefits and advantages:

  • “Zeitschrift für Geographiedidaktik | Journal of Geography Education“ (ZGD): By now our open access journal has developed into the most important journal for geography education research in the German-speaking area. Papers can be submitted in English or German. Papers usually have abstracts in both languages.
  • Reduced conference fees: Members can participate in the German Congress for Geography (“Geographer’s Day”), the HGD symposia as well as other HGD events for a substantially reduced conference fee. Conference language is predominantly German.
  • HGD newsletter: About once a week members receive a newsletter (in German) with new releases, conferences, job opportunities, research programs, association activities as well as information about current developments in educational politics.
  • Geography newsletter: For a surcharge of 30 €/year members can also subscribe to the geography newsletter (in German) of the Association of Geographers at German Universities (VGDH).
  • HGD junior scientist group: Supporting junior scientists in geography education is very close to our hearts. For and with our junior scientist group we regularly organize HGD junior scientist meetings and research-oriented workshops. Event language is usually German.

The membership fee currently is:

  • 70 €/year for university employees with permanent contracts
  • 40 €/year for university employees with fixed-term contracts as well as teachers and pensioners
  • 25 €/year for students, trainee teachers and jobless persons

Becoming a member: You can find an interactive form to join here (pdf, in German)