Field trip Adria. Photo: Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna




Until June 2024 the spatial data scientist Grant McKenzie is visiting professor at the Department of Geography and Regional Research. His central...


During April 2024, the geologist Sonja Aulbach is visiting professor at the Department of Lithospheric Research. Research on the deep earth for her is...


Erdwissenschafts-Studierende und Lehrende berichten über die Vulkanologische Exkursion auf die Äolischen Inseln und zum Ätna im August/September 2023

 International Activities at the "Faculty for Exploration"

The Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy – the "Faculty for Exploration" – maintains a strong international network in research, teaching and studying.

Student Mobility

Erasmus+ and other mobility programmes: Students of our Faculty are invited to explore our partner universities abroad, while students from other countries are very welcome to visit the "Faculty for Exploration" in Vienna! Find out more about our Erasmus+ partner universities, mobility coordinators and field trips.

Mobility for Researchers & Doctoral Candidates

Researchers of our Faculty (including doctoral candidates and prae docs) have the opportunity to spend some time abroad, while academics of partner universities of the University of Vienna can take advantage of a mobility programme or network to come to Vienna.

Tamara Dordevic and Todor Serafimovski. Photo: © University of Vienna/Tamara Dordevic(C) Universität Wien/Tamara Dordevic

Hyperglobus at the Department of Geography and Regional Research Photo: © University of Vienna/Franz Pflügl

Mobility for Teaching Staff

Lecturers and professors can benefit from mobility programmes, such as Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility or CEEPUS Teaching Mobility, to gain experience at a partner university abroad. On the other hand, colleagues from partner universities can take advantage of a mobility programme to come to Vienna.

Mobility for Administrative Staff

Administrative staff can complete a stay abroad as part of the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility programme, which aims to promote professional development, networking and the exchange with international colleagues. The University of Vienna also hosts an International Staff Training Week every two years.

University staff members © International Office Universität Wien

VISESS Doctoral School

The Vienna International School of Earth and Space Sciences (VISESS) addresses the grand challenges humanity is facing, such as resource depletion, climate change, and insecurity about future energy supply, through inter- and trans-disciplinary academic research.

Visiting Professors & Ida Pfeiffer Professorship

We are pleased to welcome numerous international visiting professors and guest researchers at our departments every year. In addition, we have created the Ida Pfeiffer Professorship to bring new ideas and top scientists to Vienna for one semester.