Welcome to the website of the student council Geography at the Department of Geography at the Universität Bonn.
Here we want to give an overview of our numerous activities and offers. You will find an overview below, but also have a look at the menu with its numerous subitems!


The election of the members for the Student Council of the Geography Department will take place from November 29 – December 1, 2022. More information and the official election announcement (in German) can be found here.

In the “Guide to GIUB” you will find an overview of the most important facilities at the institute.

Do you have problems with BASIS, questions about the course of studies, need advice in case of difficulties with lecturers, or similar? Contact us! Here you can find all the contact information.

Furthermore, we meet every Tuesday at 20:00 in the Red Hall for a meeting where we discuss current issues and report from the various commissions and university committees in which our members sit.

Feel free to join if you want to have a look at what we are doing or just want to meet new people. Please come Covid-tested. If you have any further questions, feel free to write us an email.

We are happy to welcome new faces!

Your student council (Fachschaft)

About us

Strictly speaking, the “Fachschaft Geographie” is the name given to all students enrolled in the major subject of geography. Normally, however, the representatives elected by the students (“Fachschaftsvertretung”) of a degree programme are called this. The representatives, usually elected for one year in July, are responsible for organizing the student representation at GIUB.

These elected representatives are supported by numerous other geographers who, for example, organize events or represent our student interests in committees. If you would like to organize a trip, a party or something similar, or if you would like to stand up for better teaching or better equipment in the institute and faculty committees, please contact us or come and visit us.

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What we do

  • Representation of your interests in commissions Kommissionen
  • Study and first semester advice
  • Organization der of the freshmen’s introduction & geo-parties
  • many more small events

We are also available during opening hours (in the semester Thy & Thu from 11-13) for the following things:

You can have a look at our minutes on Sciebo (only in German).

Bachelor’s programme

The degree Bachelor can be obtained in the following courses of study:

Master’s programme

The Institute of Geography offers a total of five master’s programmes.

Further offers

In addition to the above-mentioned information and offers, we offer in our answers to important questions. In our link collection you will find several helpful links. F.A.Q. answers to important questions. In our link collection you will find several helpful links.

Furthermore we maintain five mailing lists. They will keep you up to date on what the student council is doing and what is happening at the institute, or you will regularly receive fresh information on geographically oriented internships and job offers.

For geographically relevant conferences we also offer a sponsorship for the students of the GIUB.