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.



ein Gastbeitrag von Gunnar Stange


Senior Scientist at the Department of Geography and Regional Research, Working Group Geoecology


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...


Researchers from the Cartography and Geographic Information Working Group used the “VIRUS atlas” to develop new cartographic representations of...


Participants of the new certificate course report in video - new master starts in autumn, online information evening on July 22nd.

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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22.01.2020 10:00

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