Composed of about 80 members, the Institute of Geography and Sustainability (IGD) is an interdisciplinary institute that combines competences of various fields of human and social sciences (geography, economy, philosophy, anthropology, political sciences), cartography and statistics, as well as physical geography. The focus is on research on sustainability with six priority objectives:

• cultures and natures of tourism
• development, societies, environments
• environmental humanities
• geographical information sciences (ScIG).
• urban studies
• water and geoheritage
Each researcher is attached to one or more of these poles of research. In addition, the institute offers competences in certain methodological fields, in particular cartography, as well as quantitative and qualitative methods in the fields of geography and social sciences.
Université de Lausanne
Institut de géographie et durabilité (IGD)
Mouline - Géopolis
1015 Lausanne
Phone: +41 21 692 30 70
E-mail: (Secretary)


Christian Arnsperger
Prof. Dr., Director
Phone: 0041 21 692 43 31
Céline Rozenblat
Prof. Dr., Deputy Director
Phone: 0041 21 692 36 13