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.



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


IOM UN Migration | Environmental Migration Portal


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


Guest commentary by Martin Heintel in the Wiener Zeitung


Yvonne Franz im ORF-Interview zum Thema Gentrifizierung


VISESS announces currently PhD projects in the three branches "Cosmos", "Earth" and "Anthroposphere"


DerStandard - KOMMENTAR DER ANDEREN | Sarah Louise Nash & Harald Sterly

Research and publications


16.12.2020 16:00

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

11.11.2020 16:00

Spaces of urban citizenship. An intersectional comparative analysis between Milan and Rotterdam

22.01.2020 10:00

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