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.



ACDH-CH Research Day 3: Methods of Investigating Space

23. April 2024



Die Wissenschaft ist spannend, wirksam, vielseitig - und weiblich! Anlässlich des Internationalen Tages der Frauen und Mädchen in der Wissenschaft...


Mit Jänner 2024 startete das größte Moorprojekt Österreichs mit dem Titel „LIFE AMooRe – Austrian Moor Restoration“. Anlässlich des heurigen...


Meike Levin-Keitel started as Professor for Spatial Research and Spatial Planning at the Department of Geography and Regional Research beginning of...


On January 11, 2024, the Joint Inaugural Lectures of Krzysztof Janowicz, Kerstin Krellenberg and Glenn van de Ven took place in the Main Ceremonial...


We are pleased to announce that the new website of the Urban Sustainability Living Lab (USLL) of the Urban Studies working group is now online.

Research and publications



The Glockner Eco Fund has been supporting research projects for 30 years that deal with topics in the Hohe Tauern National Park or in the area around...


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...


Keynote speaker Martin Heintel spricht zum Thema "Lebensräume kooperativ gestalten" im Rahmen des Symposiums "Wegenutzung im Naturraum:...