Prof. Dr. Dr. Olaf Kühne

Professor - Urban and Regional Development

Department of Geography
Rümelinstr. 19-23, UG, Raum H214
 +49-(0)7071 29 78937

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Professional background


Olaf Kühne studied geography, modern history, economics and geology at the University of the Saarland and took his doctorate in geography and sociology there and at the Distance Learning University of Hagen. After working in various official capacities for the Federal State of the Saarland, he was from 2013–2016 Professor of Rural Development and Regional Management at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences, and Extraordinary Professor of Geography at the University of the Saarland in Saarbrücken. Since October 2016 he has been Research Professor of Geography at the University of Tübingen’s Chair of Urban and Regional Development. His research focuses on landscape and discourse theory, social acceptance of landscape change, sustained development, transformation processes in Eastern Central and Eastern Europe, regional development, and urban and landscape ecology.