It is our mission at the Department of Geography and Regional Research to advance cutting-edge, creative and globally competitive research, which defines our discipline and has positive impact on the 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 been nurturing the plurality and diversity of concepts and methods and fostering inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation, which are needed to provide answers to the challenges of the 21st century. We want to provide an inclusive, collegial and inspiring environment that helps all members of the department to unfold their potential and to contribute to our mission.



Researchers from the Cartography and Geographic Information Working Group used the “VIRUS atlas” to develop new cartographic representations of...


Participants of the new certificate course report in video - new master starts in autumn, online information evening on July 22nd.


Martina Schorn (Department of Geography and Regional Research) receives a final scholarship from the University of Vienna. We congratulate!


Sliding, falling, flowing? The city of the future? - Videos and information from scientists of the Institute of Geography and Regional Research about...


How can refugees be better integrated into society? What works well and what doesn't? An EU project is dealing with these questions, in which four...


Why is the 1st district in Vienna so competitive?

KURIER podcast with Rainer Trefelik and Martin Heintel

Research and publications


07.09.2020 09:00

Austrian Academy of Sciences Summer School

„Urban housing markets in Central and Sotheastern Europe“


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22.01.2020 10:00

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