Founded in 1885 the Department of Geography and Regional Research (IfGR) is the oldest and biggest geography department in Austria. It is home to more than 80 researchers as well as general staff in 7 working groups and 3,000 students. Since its foundation, it has not only grown dynamically but also continuously broadened its focus. From the beginning, it has accommodated both human and physical geography. This interdisciplinary basis in social and natural sciences provides a dynamic and inspiring environment for researchers to address the grand societal challenges of our time.



Senior Scientist at the Department of Geography and Regional Research


Report by Gunnar Stange in Indonesia Magazin Online


The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) has awarded Wolfgang Kainz from the Institute for Geography and Regional...


A black swan has landed with the corona virus. Now the crisis experts of Austrian companies are also challenged. Article from the magazine "Der...


Because the teaching at the University of Vienna was switched to home-learning, the geographers Anna, Uli and Christian had to get creative in order...


CoV news: Restricted operation in research and administration

The changes to remote learning remain unaffected. Employees can find further...

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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From Wednesday, 11 March 2020 no events with student attendance will take place at the University of Vienna