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.



Kerstin Krellenberg, Yvonne Franz and Martin Heintel offer three sessions at the DKG 23. The call for papers is now open (see links below).


Activities continued to be in full swing for the Haramaya University (HU) and Vienna (UNIVIE) teams throughout 2022. After the fieldwork carried out...


Kooperation Universität Wien und OeNB für praxisnahe Ausbildung von künftigen Geographie- und Wirtschaftskunde-Lehrer*innen


Geoprivacy is the people’s right to decide if, when, what, and to whom they will disclose information about their current, past (and future) spatial...


Wie treffen wir Entscheidungen für eine nachhaltige Wirtschaft?


Das Mitglied der Lehrplankommission Herbert Pichler nimmt zur Kritik am künftigen Lehrplan für das Fach Geographie und wirtschaftliche Bildung in der...

Research and publications



Raffaella Pagogna & Patrick Sakdapolrak


Urban Geography, Current Issues and Approaches

Yvonne Franz, Anke Strüver

Verlag Springer 


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...

17.10.2022 16:45

Just save the world for a moment? Challenges and perspectives of a sustainable economic education.

Direction: Heidrun Edlinger, Christiane...

27.02.2023 10:00

Making SDGs tangible - Conflicts over Spatial Resources

Further Education