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.



uniMind-Lecture am 29. Mai 2024

mit Simon Baumgartinger-Seiringer und Maximilian Benner



3-day excursion by 22 master's students in geography from the University of Vienna

Managed by Yvonne Franz


Die Geheimnisse des Schilfgürtels sichtbar machen - untersucht im Nationalpark Neusiedler See - Seewinkel


Dust in the Wind - Vorführung des Windkanals zur Erosionsforschung


Treibhausgase und der Schilfgürtel des Neusiedler Sees: Besuch des Messturms und Demonstrationsmessungen vor Ort


Foreign excursion "cooperative urban and regional development in Slovenia"

Martin Heintel, Yvonne Franz

Research and publications



Atanasova D., Bund R., Buschmann D., Diniega R., Donat J., Gföllner B. & Kopf N. (eds.)

transcript publishing


Hanger-Kopp S., Lemke L. & Beier J.

Sustainablility Science 2024


Ländliche Räume sind vielfältig. Strukturen, Funktionen und Lebensverhältnisse verändern sich durch Globalisierung, Klimawandel, Energiewende,...


Natural hazards, vulnerability and disasters: Interdisciplinary perspectives

Lecture series 2024S

Organisation: Kerstin Krellenberg, Thomas Glade


ÖGG-Vorträge im Sommersemester 2024


Final public event of the Research Platform Mobile Cultures and Societies and of the FWF DOC.funds program "Cultural Mobility Studies"