Research fields and contacts

The Institute for Rural Development Research is subdivided into three research fields.
Our heads of department are at your disposal.

Research field 1 Research field 2 Research field 3
Sustainable development, global change, multifunctionality of rural areas Rural development, agriculture, environment Regional development, marketing and consulting
Head of department:
» Dipl.-Ing. agr. Simone Schiller
Head of department:
» Dipl.-Ing. agr. Jörg Schramek
Head of department:
» Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Gehrlein

Main fields of research:

  • Global change | Sustainable development | Governance
  • Multifunctionality of rural areas | Urban-rural-relations
  • Economic-ecological analyses of agricultural systems | Scenario studies



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Main fields of research:

  • Evaluation of integrated rural development programmes
  • Consulting regarding further development of agricultural policy instruments
  • Expert reports at the interface of rural development, agriculture and the environment


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Main fields of research:

  • Integrated rural development and funding advisory service
  • Promotion of regional products and regional marketing
  • Sustainable economic management and nature conservation-oriented regional development
  • Demographic change
  • Renewable energies

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