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Professor Malte Steinbrink

Professor Malte Steinbrink has been holder of the Chair of Human Geography since 2018. Prior to that, the work of this social and cultural geographer included stints as a deputy professor at the University of Potsdam, guest professor at the University of Vienna and consultant to the GIZ in Zambia. He is a member of the Institute of Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS, Osnabrück) and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg (South Africa). His research interests include geographical development and mobility research, geographical scientific observation and the possibilities for insights afforded by social network analysis.

Professor Malte Steinbrink has been holder of the Chair of Human Geography since 2018. Prior to that, the work of this social and cultural geographer included stints as a deputy professor at the University of Potsdam, guest professor at the University of Vienna and consultant to the GIZ in Zambia. He is a member of the Institute of Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS, Osnabrück) and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg (South Africa). His research interests include geographical development and mobility research, geographical scientific observation and the possibilities for insights afforded by social network analysis.

'My social and cultural-geographic research interests centre around processes of urban and regional development and questions relating to migration and tourism, which I also work on and integrate against the backdrop of globalisation and North / South relations. For many years, I have been doing research in various countries of the global South, especially Sub-Saharan Africa. In the sense of application-oriented basic research, the work I do pursues the aim of promoting an empirically sound theoretical discussion and at the same time creating a connection to praxis. Core concepts in my research are mobility, networking and inequality. The main points of emphasis in my work can be allocated to the thematic fields of development research, tourism geography, migration research, urban research, socio-environment research and scientific observation.'

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