Welcome to the Department of Geography and Geology

Logo des Fachbereiches mit Blick von Unigebäude freisaal

Research at the Department of Geography and Geology focuses on the natural and social sciences, and is divided in in three working groups. 

The Social and Economic Geography working group deals with issues of geographically imbalanced development. This includes social inequality and unequal economic developments at all geographic scales from local to global.

The Physical Geography working groups investigate physical and biological processes that govern landscape dynamics in the context of human-environment interactions. Research fields span from geomorphological processes, to landscape ecology and the management of city ecosystems.

The  Geology working group has three fields of research. It explores the structure and evolution of mountain ranges and the associated sedimentary basins, examines the dynamics of the near-surface processes in an application-oriented perspective, and analyzes archaeological artifacts in the context of Archaeometry and Cultural Heritage Computing.

The management of the department

  • News
    Geologists from the University of Salzburg are greatly benefiting from the recently concluded science agreement between Iran and Austria. At least three new cooperation projects are planned. The expertise of the Salzburg geologists in finding gold or rare earths is, for example, very much in demand in Iran. Rare earths are among the most coveted raw materials in the world.
    Thanks to a generous legacy by Kurt Zopf, the University of Salzburg awards the Kurt-Zopf Prize, which is endowed with 10,000 euros, for habilitated members of organizational units of the university, which cover the areas of humanities, cultural and / or social science, jurisprudence or theology.
    From now until 3 July, it is possible to register for the "ditact_women's IT summer school" of the University of Salzburg . It takes place from 21 August to 2 September at the Unipark Nonntal and at the Fachhochschule Salzburg: http://www.ditact.ac.at.
    A workshop will be held on the topic of “Evidence, Uncertainty and Decision Making with a particular Emphasis on Climate Science”.
  • Veranstaltungen
  • 23.06.17 Polémiquer - Provoquer - Scandaliser
    23.06.17 Moderner Lateinunterricht in multilingualem Umfeld. Neue Ideen und Unterrichtskonzepte
    23.06.17 Globale Ungewissheiten - allgemeine Verunsicherung - Orientierungssuche
    23.06.17 Fresh perspectives on fresh waters: experimental short stories on global environmental change
    24.06.17 Globale Ungewissheiten - allgemeine Verunsicherung - Orientierungssuche
  • Uni-Shop
  • PRESS
  • University of Salzburg's facebook site University of Salzburg's twitter site University of Salzburg's flickr site