Welcome to the Department of Geography and Geology

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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.

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    At the SchülerUNI, "Syrian Conflict. What makes a solution so difficult?" It was soon clear how complex the war reality is in Syria. The Department of Political Science of the of Salzburg brought light into the darkness together with the Salzburg Peace Office. On the 2 workshop dates: PG St. Ursula, HLWM Salzburg-Annahof, BG Seekirchen, ABZ St. Josef, Sport Realgymnasium Salzburg.
    This year's dissertation prize went to mathematician, Dr. Markus Hittmeir, for his outstanding work on the factorization problem.
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    In July 2018, the international research project "Processing Instruction for L3: Differences between balanced and unbalanced bilinguals (PI-BI-L3)" received funding from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) and the Macedonian Ministry of Education and Research (MON) awarded by the Austrian Exchange Service (OeAD) Competition for 24 months
    As part of the film series "Filmclub Horizonte" at the Salzburger Filmkulturzentrum "Das Kino", Giselakai 11, in Salzburg on 13.12.18 and 10.1.19 the two films "Leto" and "Breaking the Limits".
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    Conference "Equality in Europe" on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the introduction of women's suffrage in Central and Western Europe.
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