It is our mission at the Department of Geography and Regional Research to advance cutting-edge, creative and globally competitive research, which defines our discipline and has positive impact on the 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 been nurturing the plurality and diversity of concepts and methods and fostering inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation, which are needed to provide answers to the challenges of the 21st century. We want to provide an inclusive, collegial and inspiring environment that helps all members of the department to unfold their potential and to contribute to our mission.



Thomas Madreiter, Planning Director of the City of Vienna, on visions for the city of tomorrow, the decrease in car traffic, forms of participation -...


Im H2020-Projekt HABITABLE wird erforscht, wie sich die Klimakrise auf Migrations- und Fluchtbewegungen auswirkt und wo die sozialen Kipp-Punkte...


During the first discussion "Vienna speaks in the Grätzel" at the Praterstern, DER STANDARD spoke to experts, readers and passers-by about the subject...


ein Gastbeitrag von Gunnar Stange


Visiting Professor of Spatial Research and Spatial Planning


Soil erosion is a well-studied phenomenon, especially in the Mediterranean. But what about your own front door? Under the direction of Sabine...

Research and publications


22.01.2020 10:00

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

21.01.2020 18:30

Lecture by the Austrian Geographical Society

Changing climate - changes in the hydrological cycle: are we running out of water?

21.10.2019 16:00


Lecture series: Sustainable media education in geography and economics classes

How digitization and social media are changing our view of the world...