All human activities take place in a geographical space of great diversity and constant transformation. The research and teaching activities at the Institute of Geography aim to better understand the causes and effects of global change and to develop solutions that enable sustainable development in the Anthropocene period.


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Research at the Institute

The research at the institute is very diverse. In the areas of society, environment and resources, we deal with the change of our environment, especially climate and land use, as well as the transformation of our society(s). We investigate the management of natural and digital resources, the relationship between environment and health, as well as local, regional and supra-regional mobility and its factors. A strong focus on methodological development in close cooperation of methodological, didactic and technical sciences is our unique selling point. Geographical education and the visual communication of complex contexts round off our research profile.


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The Institute of Geography is in charge of about 1700 students (June 2019). Our graduates praise the choices available to them during their studies and the opportunities for building their profile. Our current annual topic combines the interdisciplinary range of courses on offer.


Important information about studying, links to module manuals, information about examinations, and more can be found on our study pages.


The institute offers the bachelor courses Geography and Geoinformatics (together with the Institute of Computer Science) and is represented in other courses with electives.


Our Master's programmes in Geography, Geoinformatics, Climate and Environmental Sciences and Global Change Ecology reflect the diversity of our research.

teaching post

In the teacher training courses all combinations with all school types (grammar school, secondary school, primary school, third subject) can be studied.


May 18, 2020

Covid-19: Please read our current information

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May 13, 2020

Ausschreibung für Masterarbeit: „Feuer in Westafrika & Indien –Wechselwirkungen mit Menschen, Vegetation und Klima“ (für Studenten in physischer und human Geographie geeignet!)

Du suchst nach einer Masterarbeit die nicht nur super spannend, sondern auch während Corona-Zeiten machbar ist? Dann bist du hier genau richtig.

Wir bieten eine Arbeit, die du von Zuhause aus erledigen kannst und wirst sogar Teil eines internationalen Forschungsprojektes! Wenn du dich dafür interessierst was für Beziehungen Feuer und Menschen in Westafrika und Indien haben, wie sich diese in Zeiten des Klimawandels verändern und auf die Umwelt auswirken, dann klicke auf Weiterlesen, um mehr zu erfahren!  


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May 13, 2020

Call for Master Thesis: "Fire in West Africa & India - Interactions with Humans, Vegetation and Climate

Are you looking for a master thesis that is not only super exciting but also feasible during Corona times? Then you are in the right place. We offer a job that you can do from home and even become part of an international research project! If you are interested in the relationships between fire and people in West Africa and India, how they change and affect the environment in times of climate change, then click on Read more to learn more what it is about!  


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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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