Ao. Univ.-Prof. i.R. Mag. Dr. Karl Husa

Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna
A-1010 Vienna, Universitätsstraße 7/4, Zi. C 529

T: +43-1-4277-48632

Email: karl.husa@univie.ac.at

 

 

Education

  • 1960 – 1968 Secondary School in 1170 Vienna, RG Geblergasse; graduation June 1968 (summa cum laude)
  • 1969 – 1974/75: Studies of Geography and English at the University of Vienna, Austria final examinations in autumn 1974, graduation as "Master of Natural Science" (Mag. rer. nat.)
  • 1983 Graduation as Dr. phil. (PhD) with a doctoral thesis on internal migration, residential mobility and suburbanization processes in the Vienna Region
  • 1988 Tenure ("Venia Docendi" in Human Geography) after presenting a monograph ("Habilitation Thesis") on "Spatial mobility in Third World Countries as a complex phenomenon: The example of Thailand"

Job Career

  • 1974 – 1975 Research fellow at the University of Vienna, Department of Geography
  • 1975 – 1979 University Assistant
  • 1979 – 1988 University Assistant and Lecturer
  • June 1988 Tenure, Assistant professor at the Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna until June 1996
  • June 1996 Associate Professor at the Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna
  • since 2002 Head of the Asia Research Group of the Dept. of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna
  • October 2009 – 2014: board member of the interdisciplinary research platform on „Migration and Integration“ of the University of Vienna
  • since 2011: Deputy ASEA-UNINET representative of the University of Vienna
  • since February 2016: Foreign Expert, Suan Dusit University, Hua Hin, Thailand

Current Research Interests

  • intersections of tourism and migration, retirement migration and longstay tourism
  • population geography, theory and dynamics of population change, spatial demography
  • dynamics and spatial patterns of internal and international migration
  • theory, dynamics and spatial patterns of fertility decline and population ageing
  • socio-demographic transformation processes

Main Fields of Teaching

  • Population Geography, Migration Research, Tourism and Leisure Research, Development Problems and Regional Disparities in Third World Countries (regional focus: Southeast Asia)
  • Excursion abroad: Organisation and scientific support of numerous excursions to Italy, Germany Switzerland, Tunesia, Algeria, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, India, Nepal, Lao PDR, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong SAR
  • Lectures abroad: lectures on various topics (mainly population geography) at several universities in Europe, India and Southeast and East Asia

Scientific Reviews and Consulting / Membership and Activities in Scientific Societies

  • Austrian Geographical Society · Population Reference Bureau (PRB), Washington D. C.
  • Thai-Austrian Society · Working Group "Southeast Asia" of the "German Geographical Society" (DGfG)
  • SEAS - Working Group "Promotion of Southeast Asian Studies" - Verein zur wissenschaftlichen Foerderung suedostasiatischer Anliegen (honorary member)
  • Editorial Board: HSK - Internationale Entwicklung (since 1996)
  • Editorial Board: Edition Weltregionen (since 2003)
  • Editorial Board: Konzepte und Kontroversen. Geschichte - Geographie - Politische Bildung (since 2004)
  • Editorial Board: Suan Dusit University Research Journal, Thailand - Humanities and Social Sciences (since 2014)
  • Referee for scientific journals: Statistische Nachrichten, Erdkunde, Die Erde, Revue Geographie Belge, SDU Research Journal - Humanities and Social Sciences, Journal of Population and Social Studies (JPSS)
  • Referee for projects: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG (since 2008)
  • Scientific Supervisor for OAD, ASEA-UNINET and EURASIA-PACIFIC UNINET: supervisor for visiting scientists from PR China and Southeast Asia (especially Thailand)

Publications

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Husa, K., Korff, H-R., & Wohlschlägl, H. (2018). Einleitung. in K. Husa, H-R. Korff, & H. Wohlschlägl (Hrsg.), Südostasien – Gesellschaften, Räume und Entwicklung (Band 25, S. 7-12). New Academic Press. Edition Weltregionen, Band. 25


Husa, K., & Wohlschlägl, H. (2018). Kulis, Gastarbeiter, Immigranten – 150 Jahre Arbeitsmigration in Südostasien. in K. Husa, H-R. Korff, & H. Wohlschlägl (Hrsg.), Südostasien – Gesellschaften, Räume und Entwicklung (S. 218-244). New Academic Press. Edition Weltregionen, Band. 25


Husa, K., Korff, H-R., & Wohlschlägl, H. (Hrsg.) (2018). Südostasien – Gesellschaften, Räume und Entwicklung. New Academic Press. Edition Weltregionen, Band. 25


Husa, K., & Wohlschlägl, H. (2018). Vom Kinderreichtum zur Alterung – Bevölkerungsentwicklung und demographischer Wandel in Südostasien. in Südostasien – Gesellschaften, Räume und Entwicklung (S. 179-217). New Academic Press. Edition Weltregionen, Band. 25


Husa, K., & Wohlschlägl, H. (2017). Different Immigrant Groups, Different Issues:Three Case Studies from Thailand – An Introduction. in K. Husa, & H. Wohlschlägl (Hrsg.), Hill Tribes, Labour Migrants, Foreign Retirees: Different Immigrant Groups, Different Problems: Three Case Studies from Thailand (S. 7-9). Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung. Abhandlungen zur Geographie und Regioalforschung, Band. 21


Husa, K., & Wohlschlägl, H. (Hrsg.) (2017). Hill Tribes, Labour Migrants, Foreign Retirees: Different Immigrant Groups, Different Problems: Three Case Studies from Thailand. Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung. Abhandlungen zur Geographie und Regionalforschung, Band. 21


Plubrukarn, A., Chanthathamrongsiri, N., Husa, K., & Brecker, L. (2015). Marine Natural Products. Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 63(2), 199–201. doi.org/10.1002/nadc.201590073


Husa, K., & Wohlschlägl, H. (2014). Global Markets – Local Consequences: The Migration of Labour in Southeast Asia Since the Mid-Nineteenth Century. in Southeast Asian Mobility Transitions: Issues and Trends in Migration and Tourism (Band 19, S. 17-34). Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung. Abhandlungen zur Geographie und Regionalforschung, Band. 19


Vielhaber, C., Husa, K., Jöstl, J., Krisztina, V., & Birgit, W. (2014). Paradise Found? Experiences of Farang Retirement Migrants in Hua Hin and Cha-am, Thailand. in Southeast Asian Mobility Transitions: Issues and Trends in Migration and Tourism (Band 19, S. 168-195). Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung. Abhandlungen zur Geographie und Regionalforschung


Husa, K., Vielhaber, C., Jöstl, J., Krisztina, V., & Birgit, W. (2014). Searching for Paradise? International Retirement Migration to Thailand – A Case Study of Hua Hin and Cha-am. in Southeast Asian Mobility Transitions: Issues and Trends in Migration and Tourism (Band 19, S. 137-167). Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung. Abhandlungen zur Geographie und Regionalforschung


Husa, K., Trupp, A., & Wohlschlägl, H. (2014). Southeast Asian Mobility Transitions – An Introduction. in Southeast Asian Mobility Transitions: Issues and Trends in Migration and Tourism (Band 19, S. 7-16). Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung. Abhandlungen zur Geographie und Regionalforschung, Band. 19


Husa, K., Trupp, A., & Wohlschlägl, H. (Hrsg.) (2014). Southeast Asian Mobility Transitions: Issues and Trends in Migration and Tourism. Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung. Abhandlungen zur Geographie und Regionalforschung


Husa, K., Rumpolt, P. A., & Wohlschlägl, H. (2011). Auf dem Weg zur siebenten Milliarde: Schlaglichter der Weltbevölkerungsentwicklung bis zum Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts. in Weltbevölkerung: Zu viele, zu wenige, schlecht verteilt? (S. 12-38). Unknown publisher.


Husa, K., & Wohlschlägl, H. (2011). Der Alterungsprozess der Bevölkerung in Südost- und Ostasien: die neue demographische Herausforderung des 21. Jahrhunderts? in Südost- und Südasien (S. 43-80). Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung. Abhandlungen zur Geographie und Regionalforschung


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