Prof Dr. Sebastian Kinder


Department of Geography
Rümelinstr. 19-23, 72070 Tübingen, Room H611
 +49 (0)7071/29-73938


Consulting Hours:

Thursday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.


since 2007
Professor (W3) for Economic Geography

Institute of Geography of Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

2001 – 2007
Research Assistant (C 1)

at the Chair of Economic Geography (Prof. Kulke) of the Geographical Institute of Humboldt University of Berlin

1998 – 2001
Doctorate in Geography

Title of the dissertation: "Industrial Districts in a Global City - Networking Amongst Advanced Producer Service Firms in Singapore"

1994 – 1999
Studies at Humboldt University Berlin (Diplom-Geograph)

Diploma study course Geography with minor in Sociology.

Title of the diploma thesis: "National and regional effects of the development of high-tech industries in Great Britain"

1994 – 1999
Studies at Technical University Berlin (Diplom-Ingenieur)

Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (specialization: Economics)

Title of the diploma thesis: "The former Royal Prussian Powder Factory and the later Railway Repair Works in Brandenburg/Kirchmöser - Historical investigations and possible uses of an industrial monument"

Research interests

  • theory in economic geography
  • organisational routines
  • Evolutionary Economic Geography
  • spatial economic transition research and Industrial Change
  • spatial economic metropolitan research
  • knowledge-oriented business services
  • border regions

Regional focus

  • Transition countries of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe and the Baltic States
  • Southeast Asia (mainly Singapore, Malaysia)

Academic functions

2018/2019 Dean of Studies Geography
since 2017 Guest Professor at Kleipeda University
since 2016 Member of the Doctoral and Habilitation Committee of the Faculty of Sciences
2010-2016 Deputy of the department spokesman of Geosciences


Spokesman of the Department of Geography

since 2010

Elected member of the Herder Research Council and member of the Economic and Social Sciences Section of the Herder Research Council (since 2008)

since 2008

Member of the Presidium of the German-Polish Textbook Commission

2008 - 2016

Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute for Danube Swabian History and Regional Studies Tübingen

2007 - 2010

Vice Dean for Teaching in the Faculty of Geosciences

2007 - 2010

Member of the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Geosciences

2006 – 2008

Secretary in the Presidium of the German Geographical Society (DGfG)