The Institute of Geography conducts diverse research on socially relevant topics of geography. The research is organized in ten research units. Additionally, interdisciplinary research clusters and the «Mobiliar-Lab» complement the research of the individual groups. The institute has a strong relationship with the Strategic Research Centers (CDE and OCCR), the Center of Competence (CRED), and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies (ICFG).

Structural model 2023

Climatology Group Climate Impact Research Group Hydrology Group Group for Geomorphology, Natural Hazards and Risk Research Soil Science Group Land Systems and Sustainable Land Management (LS-SLM) Group Critical Sustainability Studies (CSS) Group Political Urbanism and Sustainable Spatial Development Group Social and Cultural Geography Group Economic Geography Group Geocomputation and Earth Observation Group Remote Sensing Group Gruppe für Paläolimnologie Organic Micropollutants Human-Environment-Systems Modelling Group Labour and Social-ecological Transitions (LASET) Research Group UNESCO-Chair «Natural and Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Mountain Development» Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) Wyss Academy for Nature Land Systems and Sustainability Transformations Quantitative Methods Qualtitative Methods GIS Laboratory Methods


Research Groups