Research

At the core of our research are spatial aspects of economic activity and innovation based transition processes. We especially focus on issues related to the spatial configuration of processes of innovation and sustainability transitions, disparities in regional development as well as regional policies and planning. The research activities of the research group are theory-led, evidence-based and policy relevant. They are organised around the following two fields:

 

Innovation and transformation processes from a geographical perspective

Regional Development

Our main research themes include:

  • Geography of innovation with specific consideration of disruptive technologies and institutional dynamics
  • Regional structural change and sustainability transitions from a geographical perspective
  • Innovation and regional policies
  • Gender studies
  • Territorial protection policies and land use management
  • Peripheral rural regions
  • Regional planning
  • Political geography