Geomorphology is the study of landforms, their genesis and evolution. Understanding the processes leading to the development of the present relief and predicting future changes are the major aims of this discipline. These goals are achieved by combining field investigation, monitoring, remote sensing, laboratory analysis and numerical modelling. The geomorphology research group at the University of Fribourg is active on many sites centered within the Swiss Alps, but also in the Prealps and the Jura mountains. Assessing the dynamics and the evolution of mountain slopes retains its main attention, especially in periglacial regions (permafrost).