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Prof. Dr. Boris Braun


Prof. Dr. Boris Braun

Südbau, Room 1.11

Otto-Fischer-Straße 4
50674 Köln

Telephone +49-(0)221-470-4141
Fax +49-(0)221-470-4917
E-mail boris.braun(at)

Office hours: See Klips 2.0

Born: 1962 in Pfullingen/Württemberg

Research Interests

Environmental economic geography, environmental management, industrial and urban change; environmental and social impacts of globalization, economic and social aspects of natural hazards; Southern Asia (mainly India and Bangladesh), Australia, Germany and Western Europe

University Education

Diploma (1992), PhD (1994) and Habilitation (2001) at the University of Bonn

Professional Career

Since January 2008
University professor (W3) for Human and Economic Geography, Department of Geography, University of Cologne
April 2003 – December 2007
University professor (C4) for Human Geography, Department of Geography, University of Bamberg
April 2002 - March 2003
University professor (fixed-term contract) for Economic Geography, Faculty of Economics, University of Mannheim
September 1995 – March 2003
Assistant professor (Wissenschaftlicher Assistent), Department of Geography, University of Bonn
February 1992 – August 1995
Research associate (Wissenschaftlicher Angestellter), Department of Geography, University of Bonn

Other Responsibilities:

  • Member of the Review Board for geography, Germany Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG)

  • Speaker of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Association of Geographers

  • Head of the Cologne Graduate School of Geoscienes (GSGS)

  • Speaker of the Natural Science Graduate Schools, University of Cologne

  • Board member and PI Global South Study Center (GSSC), Cologne

  • Chairman of the Examination Board of the teacher education program (BAGG + MEd), University of Cologne

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Association of Australian Studies (GASt)

  • Member of Advisory Board of "Zeitschrift für Australienstudien (ZfA)"

  • Managing editor of the book series KOALAS

  • Book series "Kölner Geographische Arbeiten" – member of editorial board

  • Book series "Wirtschaftsgeographie“ (Lit-Verlag) – member of editorial board

  • ‘Vertrauensdozent’ (tutor) – Heinrich Böll Foundation

  • Member of the DAAD selection committee for scholarships

  • Referee for the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), various international research foundations and several national and international journals