Alpine Research Centre Obergurgl


Open Day of Alpine Research 2019

Our annual Open Day of Alpine Research took place on 27th of September this year. More than 100 school kids from Sölden, Längenfeld and Umhausen visited the University Center Obergurgl. At 10 scientific stations, they had the opportunity to study bed-load transport in an alpine river, to take a glance into the inside of alpine soils and to try prehistoric pottery among other things.


Students 4 Students Summer School at the University Center Obergurgl

60 students from all over the world met at the Students 4 Student Summer School ( from 2nd to 6th September 2019 in Obergurgl in order to prepare for the International Mountain Conference in Innsbruck ( later that month. In workshops, discussions and field trips they developed new ideas on the topics “Mountain Biology”, “Mountain Hazards” and “Mountain Tourisms” and shared them with experts of the University of Innsbruck.


5th Austrian Citizen Science Conference in Obergurgl

More than 120 Scientists met at the 5th Austrian Citizen Science Conference which took place at the University Centre Obergurgl from 26th to 28th July 2019. The University of Innsbruck and the Citizen Science Network Austria organized the conference and the venue in the Central Alps close to the border to Italy perfectly suited the conference motto: “boundaries and transitions”. For more information on the conference please visit


The Alpine Research Centre Obergurgl at the Science Festival in Innsbruck

The University of Innsbruck organized a Science Festival ( from 14th to 16th June 2019 celebrating the University’s 350th Anniversary. The Alpine Research Centre Obergurgl had the opportunity to participate in the festival with a stand on glacier retreat and its consequences, providing games and a picture puzzle for the younger generation and posters and brochures for adults.




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