The Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management is one of the five departments of the Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad. The Faculty departments also include: Department of Biology and Ecology, Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Environmental Protection and Department of Mathematics and Informatics.

The Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management was established in 1962 by the academician Branislav Bukurov. The Department has grown and developed throughout the years. Today it is among the most respected Institutes of Geography in Southeast Europe.

The main professional activities of the Department include teaching, scientific and research work, as well as publishing. Educational activity is provided through bachelor, master and PhD study programmes in Teaching Geography, Geography and Tourism.

The organization of the Department includes six chairs: Physical Geography, Social Geography, Regional Geography, Tourism, Hotel Management and Hunting Tourism. Furthermore, the Centre for Languages for Specific Purposes was also been established as part of the Department in 2007.

Long lasting scientific research has been conducted through several projects funded by the governmental bodies, such as “Geographic research of municipalities in Vojvodina”, “Geomorphological map of Yugoslavia”, “Condition and developing directions of Vojvodina”, “Loess-palaesol sequences in Serbia”, “Demographic transition in Serbia” and "Regional Water Resources Investigations in the Scope of Sustainable Development" (funded by the UN). The scientific and research activities are focused in the field of Climatology and Hydrology, Palaeoclimate and the systematic research of Loess-palaesol sequences, Demographical Research, Spatial Information Research, Regional Geography, Sustainable and Ecotourism, Cultural Tourism, Rural Tourism, Management and Marketing, Ethno tourism and Animation.

The Department quarterly publishes two scientific journals: Geographica Pannonica and Turizam, as well as the Department’s Collection of papers with the longest tradition. Besides geoscience, multydisciplinary activities of the Department also involve research in tourism, sustainable development, marketing and  management.