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.


July 30, 2020

Weiteres Oberseminar und Bekanntgabe der Veranstaltungszeiten für die Haupt- und Oberseminare.

Liebe Studierende,
für das Wintersemester 20/21 wird von Herrn Laux ein weiteres Oberseminar für MScKU und MSc Geo angeboten (siehe Grafik).
Die Vorbesprechung findet am 07.08.2020 um 10 Uhr statt. Eine Anmeldung im Digicampus ist erforderlich.

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July 24, 2020

Wassermangel – Trocknet Bayern aus?

BR Doku mit Prof. Harald Kunstmann

[Regional Climate and Hydrology]
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July 17, 2020

Wie gefährlich wird der Klimawandel für Bayern?

Interview mit Prof. Kunstmann

[Regional Climate and Hydrology]
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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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