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



21.11.2019 to 22.11.2019, Berlin

Edge Conference "Creation and valuation of novelty at the margins"

Dr Thilo Lang presents results of an IfL study on world market leaders outside of agglomerations 

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... 

15.05.2020 to 26.05.2020, Leipzig, Germany

Call for Paper Proposals

Workshop "Conjunctural Geographies of Postsocialist and Postcolonial Conditions: Theory Thirty Years after 1989" 


Wiest, Karin / Kirndörfer, Elisabeth
Paradoxe Aushandlungen von Migration im Diskurs um die Leipziger Eisenbahnstraße. -
In: Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 2019, Seite 1-18
Wiest, Karin
Migrationsgesellschaft und Zusammenleben im Quartier : differenzierte Aushandlungsbedingungen in ost- und westdeutschen Stadtkontexten. -
In: RaumPlanung / 202 (2019), Seite 77-83
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