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.



Wie gestaltet sich das urbane Zusammenleben in der Post-Pandemie-Zeit?

Yvonne Franz in Ö1: Punkt Eins - Radiogeschichten


In der neuesten Ausgabe von ZitArt 2020 zeichnet sich der Standort Wien mit hervorragenden Publikationsleistungen aus. Das Institut für Geographie und...


Stefan Haselberger, Philipp Marr and Raffaelle Pagogna are there with their photos


From April till July 2021, Sabine Henry is visiting professor at the Department of Geography and Regional Research. For more than twenty years,...


Ringvorlesung 2021S

Organisation: Thomas Glade, Kerstin Krellenberg


When drained peatlands are used for agriculture, they release a high amount of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The effects of rewetting such...

Research and publications


06.05.2021 18:00

Mobility Lecture #6 mit Jan Röhnert

Poesie der Mobilität (Kiarostami, Jarmusch, Handke)

25.05.2021 17:30

Sixteenth International Lecture on Geomorphology – online