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.



We want to invite to The Fourth Spatial Data Science Symposium which will be held distributed and online.




Die praedoc Position ist der Arbeitsgruppe Physische Geographie zugeordnet, die sich auszeichnet durch ausgewiesene Forschungen in den...


During the summer term 2023, Sandra Guinand is back at the Department of Geography and Regional Research as visiting professor. Her research focuses...


ENGAGE working group organized a stakeholder workshop in Tyrol on hazards and potential consequences in the Brenner corridor.


Seit Jahren setzen sich Initiativen in verschiedenen Städten für ein Verbot von Werbung im öffentlichen Raum ein. Damit soll ein Schritt gegen...


The 4CITIES cohort 14 landed in Vienna!

Research and publications



Weldemariam L.F., Sakdapolrak P. & Ayanlade A.

Erdkunde 76 (4), 271-288


Raffaella Pagogna & Patrick Sakdapolrak


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...

08.03.2023 16:45

Lecture Series 2023S

Organisation: Kerstin Krellenberg, Thomas Glade


ÖGG Vorträge im Sommersemester 2023