All human activities take place in a geographic space of enormous diversity and continuous transformations. The research and teaching activities at the Institute for Geography are aimed at improving understanding of the causes and effects of global change and at working up problem-solving approaches, which enable sustainable development in the Anthropocene.


About us



Research at the institute is very diverse. In the areas of society, the environment and resources, we deal with change in our environment, particularly climate and land use, as well as the transformation of our society(ies). We examine the management of natural and digital resources, relationships between environment and health, as well as local, regional and national mobility and their factors. A strong focus on methodological development in close collaboration of methodological, didactic and scientific disciplines is our unique characteristic. Geographical education and the visual communication of complex relationships round off our research profile.


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The Institute for Geography supports approx. 1700 students on its courses (as of June 2019). Our graduates praise the study options as well as the possibilities for profile building. Our respective current annual topic connects the interdisciplinary range of curricula.

Important study details, links to module catalogues, information on examinations and more can be found on our Study pages.

Bachelor of Science

The institute offers Bachelor degree courses in geography and geoinformatics (together with the Institute for Informatics) and is represented within other courses with optional topics.

Master’s Degree

Our master’s courses in geography, geoinformatics, climate and environmental sciences as well as global change ecology reflect the diversity of our research.

Teaching Profession

In the teaching courses, all combinations can be studied with all school types (Gymnasium (grammar), Realschule (secondary school), Mittelschule (middle school), Grundschule (primary school), Drittelfach (three Rs subject).


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Here you will find news about the institute and its research activities.

Information and news about teaching and studies can be found under „ Study News“.


July 27, 2021

How rock flour can absorb CO2 from the air

Carbon dioxide can be bound by finely ground rock that is introduced into ecosystems. A new study estimates for the first time the amount of CO2 absorption that can be achieved by rock flour. This biological effect is significantly higher than previously thought, the research team reports in the journal Nature Geoscience.

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July 23, 2021

"Climate resilience": This is how Bavaria could defy global warming

BR news about climate resilience research with Prof. Harald Kunstmann

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July 19, 2021

Sammelband zu den Environmental Humanities erschienen

Der vierte Band der Reihe Internationale Schriften des Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum mit dem Titel „Environmental Humanities Beiträge zur geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Umweltforschung“ ist seit Montag, dem 12. Juli 2021, im Buchhandel erhältlich, u.a. im  Webshop des Vandenhoek & Ruprecht Verlags oder in einer Buchhandlung Ihrer Wahl. 

[Human Geography and Transition Research]
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Jan. 1, 2021

EU Innovative Training Network "Macro and Microplastic in Agricultural Soil Systems" - SOPLAS

The Innovative Training Network “SOPLAS – Macro and Microplastic in Agricultural Soil Systems” coordinated by Prof. Dr. Peter Fiener (Institute of Geography, Augsburg University) started 1st of January 2021. It is a cooperation of 11 European Research Institutions recruiting 14 PhD students.

July 22, 2020

Wassermangel – Trocknet Bayern aus?

„Niedrigwasser-Management wird nach allen Prognosen auch 2020 Forst- und Landwirtschaft, Behörden und Politik vor immer größere Herausforderungen stellen. Was bedeutet zunehmender Wassermangel für die Wasserversorgung in Bayern?...“ BR Doku

Dec. 15, 2020

Universität Augsburg gründet Zentrum für Klimaresilienz

Trockenheit, Hochwasser, Megacity: Der Klimawandel wirkt sich auf viele Bereiche aus. Im neu gegründeten Zentrum für Klimaresilienz werden bereits bestehende Schwerpunkte zur Erforschung des Klimawandels durch neun weitere Professuren ergänzt. Ziel der Forschung wird sein, ganzheitliche und umsetzbare Strategien zur Anpassung an die unabwendbaren Folgen des Klimas zu entwickeln und zwar auf regionaler, nationaler und internationaler Ebene. Wir freuen uns, dass im Kontext des Zentrums am Institut für Geographie im Jahr 2021 ein Lehrstuhl für Urbane Klimaresilienz sowie ein Lehrstuhl für die Klimaresilienz von Kultuökosystemen aufgebaut werden.


Postal address

Institut für Geographie
Universität Augsburg
D-86135 Augsburg




Institute of Geography
University of Augsburg
Alter Postweg 118, building B
D - 86159 Augsburg



The offices are located in building B.


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