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.



Green residential areas not only increase the quality of life, but also the rental and real estate prices in the area. This variant of gentrification...


It is time for wetland restoration!

The Geoecology Group at the University of Vienna wants to celebrate the Wetlands Day with you!

We are showing...


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...

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...