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.



Der Film "Geheimnisvolle Moorlandschaften", der mit Beteiligung der AG Geoökologie gedreht wurde, wird am 05. Februar 2024 um 20:15 Uhr auf 3sat...


Planned and organized by StV Geographie


As a scientific researcher you will support the research team of Prof. Thomas Glade (Physical Geography focussing on Civil Protection and Disaster...


Ob digitale Tourenplaner oder analog - Karten sind für die Sicherheit am Berg zentral, doch ihre Nutzung muss gesellschaftlich immer wieder neu...


As a university assistant PraeDoc you will support the research teams of Prof. Stephan Glatzel (Geoecology) and Prof. Thomas Glade (Physical...


The Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy (FGGA) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) are exploring...

Research and publications



European Planning Studies

Eva Kiss and Balázs Páger


The Extractive Industries and Society 16 (2023) 101328

Gavin Bridge, Erika Faigen


Progress in Human Geography 2023

Leonard Kwhang-Gil Lemke, Patrick Sakdapolrak, Michaela Trippl