Our mission at the Department of Geography and Regional Research is to advance cutting-edge, creative and globally competitive research, which defines our discipline and has positive impacts on society and to translate this research into excellent teaching. This will empower our students to become critical and responsible graduates, teachers in Geography and Economic Education and global citizens. We strongly believe that Geography with its focus on space-time relationships and dynamics is centrally relevant for tackling the grand societal challenges that we are currently facing. Since the establishment of our department in 1885, we have nurtured the plurality and diversity of concepts and methods and fostered inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation, which are necessary to address the challenges of the 21st century. We aim to provide an inclusive, collegial and inspiring environment that enables all members of the department to unlock their potential and contribute to our mission.



is an Associate Professor in Human Geography in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University, Melbourne. On June 5th and 6th, 2023, she will...


Unveiling the socio-spatial diversity of Austria’s second largest city


Pamela Baur from the Geoecology Group traveled to Hyytiälä to exchange and learn more about the climate system, carbon cycle, measurements in all...


In the book "Cooperative Urban and Regional Development", initiated by the geographers Yvonne Franz and Martin Heintel from the University of Vienna,...


Photo diary of exploring urban planning and challenges of post-socialism with visual research methods.


From 27-28 April 2023, Harald Sterly from the Working Group on Population Geography and Demography participated in the first workshop of the “Central...

Research and publications



Groth J., Seppelt R., Sakdapolrak P., Senbeta F. & Hermans K.

Ecology & Society 28 (1), 52


The Changing Role of Student Housing as Social Infrastructure

Yvonne Franz Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna, Austria

Elisabeth Gruber Department of Geography, University of...


Carsten Butsch & Patrick Sakdapolrak

08.03.2023 16:45

Lecture Series 2023S

Organisation: Kerstin Krellenberg, Thomas Glade


ÖGG Vorträge im Sommersemester 2023


Guest Lecture: Mary Nyasimi

UNESCO Regional Office in Eastern Africa,