Research Centre


The Alpine Research Centre Obergurgl connects interdisciplinary research tradition with current dynamic research activity. The focus concentrates on environmental and climatologic sciences, cultural, economical and historical research as well as studies about sociological aspects in the high mountain regions for scenario modeling.

It is part of the Alpine Research Sites of the Faculty of Biology, an important field station of the Innsbruck University (research focus: Alpine Space - Man and Environment) and furthermore an important site within the national and international platform LTER/LTSER (Long-term Ecosystem Research, Long-term Socio-economic and Ecosystem Research), as part of the LTER region Tyrolean Alps.


Aims and offers of the Alpine Research Centre Obergurgl:

1. Research

2. Infrastructure for researchers, courses and conferences

The Alpine Research Centre offers perfect basic conditions for scientific courses, excursions and conferences. Guest researchers and students are invited to use the opportunity to combine research and education with fieldwork in the Central Alps. We support researchers and students with accomodation and additional facilities such as a laboratory, lecture rooms, and a library). For reservation of guestrooms or other facilities please contact the University Center Obergurgl.

3. Service: Workshops, summer schools and other events

The Alpine Research Centre Obergurgl consistently organises workshops, summer schools and open days in Obergurgl and is involved in events organised by the University of Innsbruck and the Nature Park Ötztal. For more information please check the News.

We offer general lectures and excursions on the research topics of the Alpine research Centre (availability provided). Interested please contact 

4. Information infrastructure

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