The research at the department focuses on several themes explored in cooperation with international and national teams, and with an effort to make the results available for practice. The themes include: cultural diversity – study of spatial relations of cultural interactions in the present world, risks in the environment – natural and social aspects of reducing risk processes and their adverse impacts on society, agents of change – possibilities in identifying and activating development through local actors and innovations, virtual worlds – possibilities in visualisation of spatial processes and changes in the countryside and society using geoinformation technologies, world at school – assessment of the role of geography in understanding the present world. Education and research are interconnected at the department and they use capacities and facilities such as the laboratory of geoinformation technologies, laboratory of environmental geography, meteorological station, a geological collection, reference library and all-university services (science library), and above all, a team of enthusiastic teachers.