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.



am Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung


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"Corona" is a new application for training in disaster and risk management.


Marion Borderon and Harald Sterly started to work as senior scientists in the Population, Environment, and Development working group


University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Geography and Regional Research


The geographer Kerstin Krellenberg took up the professorship for Urban Studies in October.


The population is much further than where politics dares to pick them up


Guest commentary by Martin Heintel in the Wiener Zeitung

Research and publications


16.12.2020 16:00

Sharing mobilities. Questioning our right to the city in the collaborative economy

22.01.2020 10:00

Disturbance and Stability – Qualification of biogeomorphic feedbacks in the glacier forefield

21.01.2020 18:30

Lecture by the Austrian Geographical Society

Changing climate - changes in the hydrological cycle: are we running out of water?