Welcome to our department
Studying Geography
Meet our research groups
Delegation visit of Vice-Chancellor from Mzumbe University, Tanzania
Welcome to our department
Studying Geography
Meet our research groups
Delegation visit of Vice-Chancellor from Mzumbe University, Tanzania

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.

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
News
"International Paper Award” 2023 awarded at the Department of Geography to four scientists

This year, four researchers have won the International Paper Award of the Department of Geography at the University of Bonn.

10th anniversary of our international Joint MSc in Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security

On 16th May, the Department of Geography (GIUB) together with the Institute for Environment and Human Security (EHS) at the United Nations University held an event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Joint Master's degree in Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security. The event was co-sponsored by the regional Geoverbund ABC/J network, and welcomed 80 guests from our two universities and other institutions in and around Bonn, as well as current Joint Master’s students and alumni.

Delegation visit of Vice-Chancellor from Mzumbe University, Tanzania

From May 12 to 16, the Department of Geography hosted Prof. William Mwgehowa, Vice-Chancellor of Mzumbe University in Tanzania, which has long been an active member of our successful ERASMUS+ cooperation program. Mzumbe University and GIUB have been working closely together for many years, most prominently in the support of PhD students and the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 'Future Rural Africa'.

Researcher from Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania) visited Department of Geography

From April 22-27, Dr. Offoro Kimambo visited our department within the framework of the ERASMUS worldwide project. Dr. Kimambo is a researcher at the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Sokoine University in Morogoro. His main research interests are climatology and hydrology.

Events
Rauf oder runter? Wandernde Alpenpflanzen und instabile Berghänge
Alfred-Philippson-Hörsaal...
04:15 PM - 05:45 PM
Während viele Berghänge durch den Klimawandel immer instabiler werden, müssen Pflanzenarten auf ihnen nach oben wandern um steigende Temperaturen zu überleben. ...
Vortrag AK Historische Geo
Alfred-Philippson-Hörsaal...
05:15 PM
American concepts in service of territorial revision in interwar Hungarian geography: Knowledge flows inside the global academic semiperiphery ...
Veränderungen der Kryosphäre und Anpassungsmaßnahmen im Himalaya
Alfred-Philippson-Hörsaal...
05:15 PM
In unterschiedlichem Ausmaß lässt sich in den Hochgebirgen des Himalaya ein Rückgang der Gletscher feststellen. Insbesondere in den ariden Hochgebirgen ...
Koloniale Spuren in der Geographie und im Geographischen Institut
Alfred-Philippson-Hörsaal...
05:15 PM
Es handelt sich bei dieser Veranstaltung um eine Fortsetzung der Podiumsdiskussion vom 17.04.2024. Weitere Informationen folgen in Kürze.

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.

Instagram

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.

Twitter

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.

YouTube

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.

Contact

Address of the Department

Contact

+49 (0)228-737290

geographie@uni-bonn.de

Address

Meckenheimer Allee 166

53115 Bonn

Germany

Administrative Office, Andrea Kunze

Contact

+49 (0)228 73-7290

gf-assistenz-geographie@uni-bonn.de

Address

Meckenheimer Allee 166

Room 0.011 (104a)

53115 Bonn

Germany

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