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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)

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), West Afrika, Indonesia, 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 and Speaker of the Review Board for geography, Germany Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG)

  • Chairman d 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

  • PI in the 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)"

  • Book series KOALAS - memer 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 various national and international research foundations and several national and international journals