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University of Zurich - Department of Geography - Physical Geography Division
Physical Geography Division
Department of Geography
University of Zurich - Irchel
Winterthurerstr. 190
CH-8057 Zurich
Research Organisation
The Department of Geography, University of Zurich, belongs to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. It is the largest Geography Department in Switzerland and offers a wide range of teaching and research facilities.
It is divided into six divisions:
  • Physical Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • Remote Sensing Laboratories
  • Geographic Information Visualization & Analysis
  • Geographic Information Systems
The Physical Geography Division is grouped as follows:
  • Glaciology and Geomorphodynamics
  • Soil Science and Biogeography

High-mountains and Ice-Age conditions are central points of geomorphological and glaciological research in the Physical Geography Section. Process-oriented studies mainly concentrate on climate-related issues and natural hazards.

Dr Frank Paul
+41 1 63 55175
+41 1 635 68 41