Structure of the UNESCO Chair

The Department of Geography – Research Group for Earth Observation (rgeo) manages and coordinates the UNESCO Chair on World Heritage and Biosphere Reserve Observation and Education at the Heidelberg University of Education.

With its competence centres, the Department of Geography is assisted by two research and training centres to institutionalise its educational and research programmes: 1. the “GIS-Station, Klaus-Tschira-Centre of Competence for digital Geo-media”, and 2. the “Geco-Lab, Centre of Competence for Geo-ecological Space Exploration”. The Research Group for Earth Observation (rgeo) of the Department of Geography is additionally embedded into the Interdisciplinary Institute of Natural Sciences, Technology, and Society (NTG), which is projected to develop to a Heidelberg centre for sustainable development and sustainability education.

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