Founded in 1885 the Department of Geography and Regional Research (IfGR) is the oldest and largest geography department in Austria. It is home to more than 80 researchers and non-academic staff in eight working groups, as well as more than 3,000 students. Since its foundation, it has continously expanded into new fields for teaching and research within both human and pysical geography. This interdisciplinary basis in social and natural sciences provides a dynamic and inspiring environment for researchers to address critical societal challenges of our generation.

Head of Department

Telephone
+43-1-4277-
Room
Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Christiane Hintermann
486 39 D0514
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Geogr. Dr. Patrick Sakdapolrak, MA
487 30 D0518
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Michaela Trippl
487 20 A0528

Central administration

Task area Responsible person (01) 42 77 -
Global budget
Rooms (Interface to RRM)
Inventory representative
Walter Lang 48 613
IT-Services (Interface to ZID) Harald Tomberger 48 656
Time Management AUP
Controlling - business trip budget
Gabriele Eichinger 48 634
Social Media
Alumni
Taking minutes
Central filing
Sylvia Mair 48 610
Annual report
Website
Karin Mayer 48 603

Working groups:

Working Group Head Administration (01) 42 77-
Cartography and geographic information Karel Kriz & Andreas Riedl Daniela Wölfle 48 604
Didactics of geography and economic education Christiane Hintermann Gabriele Eichinger 48 634
Digital geography Ourania Kounadi Daniela Wölfle 48 604
Geoecology Stephan Glatzel Michaela Angel 48 606
Geomorphological Systems and Risk Research - ENGAGE Thomas Glade Aleksandra Tyjan 48 605
Human geography Economic geography Michaela Trippl Ursula Leitner 48 602
Population geography and demography Patrik Sakdapolrak Karin Mayer 48 603
Spatial research and spatial planning Alois Humer Angelika Horvath 48 608
Urban Studies Kerstin Krellenberg Angelika Horvath 48 608

Emergency Contacts:

Area Staff member (01) 42 77 -
First aid NIG Walter Lang
Karin Mayer
Harald Tomberger
Aleksandra Tyjan
48 613
48 603
48 656
48 605
First aid UZA II
Evacuation NIG Ursula Leitner 48 602
Evacuation UZA II
Safety NIG Walter Lang
Karin Mayer
48 613
48603
Safety UZA II
Fire protection NIG Walter Lang 48 613
Fire protection UZA II Andreas Maier 48 663
EDV Harald Tomberger 48 656