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.


News

09.06.2021
 

Patrick Sakdapolrak und sein Team untersuchen in einem aktuellen EU-Projekt die Zusammenhänge von Klimawandel und Migration. Dabei kommen die...

02.06.2021
 

In der Radiosendung "Ö1 Dimensionen, 31.05.2021" konnte die Geoökologie Einblicke in den Forschungsalltag aus dem Pürgschachen Moor liefern.

01.06.2021
 

Can the rewetting of drained, nitrogen contaminated peatlands reduce EU-wide greenhouse gas emissions and improve wetland biodiversity?

18.05.2021
 

Warum sind Urbane Nachhaltigkeitstransformationen erforderlich?

univie Blog

10.05.2021
 

Anfang Juli 2021 startet der erste Austrian Climate Walk: Studierende und Aktivist*innen erwandern, erforschen und diskutieren den Klimawandel...

26.04.2021
 

In der neuesten Ausgabe von ZitArt 2020 zeichnet sich der Standort Wien mit hervorragenden Publikationsleistungen aus. Das Institut für Geographie und...

Research and publications

Events

20.05.2021
 

Current publications by Martin Heintel

Martin Heintel moderates the latest issue of Europa Regional

10.05.2021
 

Antje Missbach | Gunnar Stange

12.01.2021
 

Recognizing the complexity of soil organic carbon dynamics in vegetated coastal habitats

Stephan Glatzel | Gerhard J. Herndl

18.05.2021
 

ÖGG-Vorträge im Sommersemester 2021

15.06.2021
 

Chinas Wiederaufstieg zur Weltmacht – eine historische Perspektive

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik

ÖGG Vortrag