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.


Feb. 24, 2020

Einsicht zur Vorlesung/Übung GIS Kartographie, Vorlesung/Übung Kartographie II, Vorlesung Fernerkundung sowie zu den Portfolioprüfungen Geoinformatik

22.04.2020, 10-12 Uhr VisLab

Für die Einsicht in die Portfolioprüfung Geoinformatik ist eine
Anmeldung über den Digicampus erforderlich! Die Anmeldung ist ab Anfang
April möglich.

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Feb. 15, 2020

New Lab Equipment

In the framework of the BMBF project „Microplastic in fresh water systems (MicBin)“ the team acquired a new 3D Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope (Keyence VX1000) which is used to develp new methods to detect microplastic in soil samples.

[Water and Soil Resource Research]
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Feb. 13, 2020

Anmeldung zur großen Exkursion Namibia im März 2021

Leitung Dr. David Gampe & Prof. Wolfgang Buermann

Anmeldezeitraum: ab sofort bis 01.05.2020 möglich,

Vorbesprechung in der Woche 11. – 15.05.2020

Genaueres wird noch bekannt gegeben. Bei erhöhter Nachfrage erfolgt die Platzvergabe nach dem üblichen Verteilungsschlüssel.


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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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