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.


17.04.2024 16:00

Cooperation event of the university course “Cooperative Urban and Regional Development” with the Austrian Association of Municipalities, the Austrian...


Ziel des Projekts ist es, die Möglichkeit der Renaturierung österreichischer Moore zu beurteilen und eine Karte mit geeigneten Flächen zu erstellen.



Einladung zur Präsentation von Unterrichtsmaterialien am 24.04.2024, 17:00 - 19:00 Uhr im Hs. 5A


Arbeitsgruppe Bevölkerung, Umwelt und Entwicklung

30 h / Woche, befristet auf 4 Jahre

Bewerbungsfrist: 14.04.2024


DiePresse - Patrick Sakdapolrak zum Ausmaß von "Klimaflucht-Bewegungen"


ACDH-CH Research Day 3: Methods of Investigating Space

23. April 2024


Research and publications



The Glockner Eco Fund has been supporting research projects for 30 years that deal with topics in the Hohe Tauern National Park or in the area around...


Groth J., Seppelt R., Sakdapolrak P., Senbeta F. & Hermans K.

Ecology & Society 28 (1), 52


The Changing Role of Student Housing as Social Infrastructure

Yvonne Franz Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna, Austria

Elisabeth Gruber Department of Geography, University of...


Naturgefahren, Verwundbarkeit und Katastrophen: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven

Ringvorlesung 2024S

Organisation: Kerstin Krellenberg, Thomas Glade


ÖGG-Vorträge im Sommersemester 2024


Geographische Bildung im Horizont einer sozialökologischen Transformation

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Fabian Pettig