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.

Datenerfassung mit Survey auf Pad Juni 2019

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.

Exkursion Marokko 2016

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).

Testbild 4: Exkursion Grönland


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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“.


April 15, 2024

Climate hotspots in India

The Indian subcontinent is likely to experience an increasing number of extreme weather events. The fertile and densely populated plain around the Indus and Ganges rivers is likely to be particularly affected - with threatening consequences for several hundred million people. This is the conclusion of a study by the Indian Institute of Technology and the University of Augsburg. [University of Augsburg]
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Map of India
April 9, 2024

Wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs des Lehrstuhls auf Tagung in Heidelberg

Vom 25. bis 27. März 2024 fand in Heidelberg die diesjährige Nachwuchstagung des HGD (Hochschulverband für Geographiedidaktik) statt. Mit Sabine Lämmer, Johannes Schulz und Elisabeth Schuster nahmen drei Promovierende des Lehrstuhls für Didaktik der Geographie an der Tagung teil. Neben der kritisch-konstruktiven Diskussion der Vorträge und Poster stand vor allem auch das Kennenlernen und Vernetzen mit anderen Promovierenden der Geographiedidaktik im deutschsprachigen Raum im Zentrum. [Geography Education]
March 28, 2024

Female convents in early modern Mexico (project)

For the reconstruction of three female convents in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico, Prof Timpf collects geodata together with a group of geoinformatics and geography students with expertise in GIS, surveying, CAD, photogrammetry and drone flight. The project was initiated by Dr. Franziska Neff from the UNAM in Mexico in collaboration with Dr. Pia Heberer from the institute of computer science as well as given support by Prof. Theo Ungerer.

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Mesh des ehem. Klostergangs
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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