General committee / Scientific advisory board

The work of the Institute is monitored by a general committee and a scientific council.

General committee

  • MR Christoph Meier (chairman)
    Saxon Ministry for Science and the Arts, Dresden
  • Dr. Oliver Weigel (vice chairman)
    Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community, Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Caroline Kramer, Karlsruhe
  • Prof. Dr. Günter Heinritz, Munich
  • Prof. Dr. Herbert Popp, Bayreuth
  • Prof. Dr. Erich Schröger
    Vice-Rector for research and promotion of junior researchers at the University of Leipzig

Scientific advisory board

  • Prof. Dr. Heike Jöns (chairwomen)
    Loughborough University (UK), Department of Geography
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Zielhofer (vice chairman)
    University of Leipzig, Department for Geography
  • Prof. Dr. Matthew G. Hannah
    University of Bayreuth, Department of Cultural Geography
  • Prof. Dr. Lorenz Hurni
    ETH Zurich (Switzerland), Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation
  • Prof. Dr. Corey M. Johnson
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro (USA), Department of Geography
  • Dr. Kadri Leetmaa
    University of Tartu (Estonia), Department of Geography
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Lindner
    Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Department of Human Geography
  • Prof. Dr. Annika Mattissek
    University of Freiburg, Institute of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography
  • Prof. Dr. Antje Schlottmann
    Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Department for Human Geography



11.09.2019 to 13.09.2019, Lublin, Polen

2019 RSA Central and Eastern Europe Conference

CEE Conference of the Regional Studies Association discusses new policy approaches against the growing gap between... 

25.11.2019, Leipzig

Making sense of diverse spatialities of innovation

IfL workshop in the context of the Collaborative Research Centre “Processes of Spatialization under the Global... 

29.01.2020 to 31.01.2020, Stavanger, Norwegen

Geography of Innovation Conference 2020

Call or Papers: Special session "Innovation and Regional Transformation: Change Agency and Opportunity Spaces" 


Graffenberger, Martin / Vonnahme, Lukas
Questioning the 'periphery label' in economic geography : entrepreneurial action and innovation in South Estonia. -
In: ACME [Elektronische Ressource]: an international e-journal for critical geographies. - Victoria, British Columbia. ISSN: 1492-9732, Seite 529-550
Görmar, Franziska / Lang, Thilo
Acting peripheries: an introduction. -
In: ACME [Elektronische Ressource]: an international e-journal for critical geographies. - Victoria, British Columbia. ISSN: 1492-9732, Seite 486-495
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