Welcome to our department
Studying Geography
Meet our research groups
Welcome to our department
Studying Geography
Meet our research groups

Department of Geography at the University of Bonn

The Department of Geography at the University of Bonn is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and belongs to the Department of Earth Sciences. Our research and teaching covers almost the entire spectrum of Geography, which guarantees the necessary breadth in an interdisciplinary study program.

ALL-CLEAR: Possible bomb disposal operation in Bonn-Poppelsdorf on April 8th -10th, 2024

All information about the event can be found on the university website. The department is opened from now on.

More detailed information on teaching will be provided by the lecturers.

The Department of Geography has a rich history that spans more than 140 years of teaching and research. It is the largest and one of the most distinguished Geography departments in Germany.

It has 15 independent research groups that encompass a wide variety of geographical topics. Our research is organized around eight research clusters within three main research areas: Water, Risk and Geomatics. Geomorphology, Hydrology, Development Geography and Remote Sensing are just a few examples of our wide choice of research clusters in Human and Physical Geographies. Each of our research fields is managed by one or more professors in the department. This enables us to provide our students with a high quality and unique education, especially if they wish to choose an interdisciplinary or applied study-approach.

Entrance of the main building in summer
© Friederike Pauk/GIUB
Measuring twice - why students repeat field measurements at the same location and timing

Students and members of the research group "Geomorphology and Environmental Systems" of Prof. Lothar Schrott continue the permafrost monitoring at the Glatzbach catchment, Austria.

Uni Bonn Santander Grant beneficiary for research stay at GIUB

An advanced PhD student and beneficiary of the Uni Bonn Santander International Exchange Grant for 2023, Christian Kwesi Owusu from Ghana, is in Bonn for a three-month research stay at the Department of Geography at the University of Bonn.

Connecting the program "Master of Disaster Management and Risk Governance" on a European level

A consortium of seven European universities and higher education institutes received funding to promote a European network of postgraduate programs in the field of disaster prevention and management. The postgraduate program "Master of Disaster Management and Risk Governance" at the University of Bonn is part of this new network, the EUMA-Project.

Intensification of cooperation with Mzumbe and Sokoine University, Tanzania

The ERASMUS cooperation with two universities in Tanzania was intensified as Dr. Simone Giertz, international coordinator at the Depratment of Geography, University of Bonn, visited both universities in May. In June, Prof. Felister Mombo from Sokoine University (SUA) and Dr. Lucy Massoi from Mzumbe University visited Bonn.

Literaturrecherche Geographie
Meckenheimer Allee 166
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Bonnus, DigiBib, DBIS, GEODOK, ZDB, ... wenn sich Ihre Stirn bei diesen Begriffen in Falten legt, dann sind Sie bei der Infoveranstaltung zur ...
Koloniale Spuren in der Geographie und im Geographischen Institut
05:15 PM
Eine Podiumsdiskussion mit Prof. Dr. Bernd Belina und Prof. Dr. Antje Schlottmann. Weitere Informationen zu der Veranstaltung folgen in Kürze.
Workshop Urban Geographies in the Global South
Department of Geography, ...
12:30 PM
Workshop of the Working Group Urban Geographies in the Global South (19. - 20. April 2024 in Bonn) The next workshop of the working group Urban Geographies ...
Alpine Naturgefahren im Klimawandel
05:15 PM
Alpine Naturgefahren haben schon heute eine erhebliche ökonomische und Sicherheitsbedeutung. Verschiedene Prozesse die zu alpinen Naturgefahren führen, nehmen ...

The Department of Geography on Social Media

The Department of Geography is active on different social media portals. Please use the following links to get directly on our profiles.


We post all news from the department on teaching, events and the everyday life at the department on Instagram. You can also find the best pictures from our field trips here.


We publish the latest news from the work of our research groups (e.g. new projects & publications, exciting talks) on Twitter, and are connected to important institutions and researchers.


We have different videos on YouTube: introductions of the department and certain groups within, videos from field trips, helpful tips on literature research in our library and much more.

Links to other important institutions

Directly connected with the Department of Geography at the University of Bonn are the Fachschaft Geographie, the Geographical Society of Bonn and the Geoverbund ABC/J.

Student Council Geography 

The Fachschaft Geographie is the officially elected Student Council Geography and represents all students at the Department of Geography.

Geographical Society of Bonn

The Geographical Society of Bonn (BGG) is a registered, non-profit association. The most important goal of the BGG is to present findings of geographical research to the general public in easily comprehensible way.

Geoverbund ABC/J

The Geoverbund ABC/J is the geoscientific network of the Aachen-Bonn-Cologne/Jülich research area.


Address of the Department


+49 (0)228-737290



Meckenheimer Allee 166

53115 Bonn


Administrative Office, N.N.


+49 (0)228 73-7290



Meckenheimer Allee 166

Room 0.011 (104a)

53115 Bonn


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