Research in geography relates to the field of general and regional geography, with an emphasis on the geographical space of contact between the Alpine, Dinaric and Mediterranean worlds of Western Slovenia. Research by the parent members of the UP Department of Geography, Faculty of Humanities, focuses on the study of the characteristics of surface and groundwater karst waters, their vulnerability, and importance, including in the light of global environmental (climate) changes. An important area of research is study of the geographical aspects of sustainable development and environmental geography in general, with individual smaller projects linked to the actual narrower or wider space in which the university operates. Individual studies include the study of flysch erosion processes, and geographic evaluation of the potential for rural and coastal development. In the field of social geography, research is mostly related to the study of tourism geography, migration processes, and economic geography. In the area of geography methodology, research relates to geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (use of lidar and sonar data in geography) and 3D modeling.
• Comparative analysis of the spatial development of tourism in the protected areas of Croatia and Slovenia (International bilateral project for scientific and research cooperation between the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Croatia); project partner: Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Zagreb (project leader on UP FHŠ partner: Prof. Dr. Miha Koderman).
• Environmental change and karst water resources: impacts, vulnerability and adaptation of land use (J6-8266); Project holder: Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia; associates at UP FHŠ: Assoc. Prof. dr. Gregor Kovačič, Assist. Prof. Dr. Valentina Brecko Grubar.
• Integrated peasant economy in Slovenia in a comparative perspective (16th-19th centuries) (J6-6831); project leader UP Faculty of Humanities, Prof. Dr. Aleksander Panjek, associates at UP FHŠ Assist. Prof. Dr. Natasha Colleague.
• L6-4048 - Increasing the efficiency and applicability of natural disaster research using modern methods (L6-4048); project leader Anton Melik Institute of Geography ZRC SAZU, Assist. Prof. dr. Matija Zorn, associates at UP FHŠ: Assoc. prof. dr. Gregor Kovačič, Asst. Prof. dr. Valentina Brecko Grubar.