Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Rolf Sternberg

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Rolf Sternberg
Address
Schneiderberg 50
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
320
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Rolf Sternberg
Address
Schneiderberg 50
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
320
Positions
Head of Examining Board
Examination Board, Geography (BSc)
Teaching Staff Representatives
Examination Board, Economic Geography (MA)
Teaching Staff Representatives
Admissions Board for MA Economic Geography
Teaching Staff Deputy Representatives
Curriculum and Teaching Committee, Geography (BSC, Diplom, Teacher Training) / Economic Geography (MA) / Landscape Sciences (MSc)
Professors
Institute of Economic and Human Geography
Professors
Economic Geography Section

FOCUS IN RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Areas of expertise
Theoretical and empirical aspects of Economic Geography, Geography of Innovation, entrepreneurship research.

Research
Entrepreneurship and spatial implications, innovation and regional development, economic geographies of Japan, the U.S. and Western Europe, high-tech regions, bibliometric studies.

CURRICULUM VITAE

  • Professional career

    Rolf Sternberg, Economic Geographer, born in Hanover, Germany. He has studied economic geography and received his first degree (1984) as well a doctorate (Ph.D., 1987) and the habilitation (1994) from the Leibniz University of Hannover. Between 1995 and 1996 he worked as a full Professor of Regional Geography at the Technical University of Munich (Bavaria, Germany). Between 1996 and 2005 he was a full Professor (Chair) of Economic and Social Geography at the University of Cologne, Faculty of Economics and Social Science. In 2005 he moved to Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, and became Head of the Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography (full Professor in Economic Geography).

    Habilitation (Postdoctoral Thesis)
    On the impact of public and regional technology policies on the genesis of high-tech regions – the examples of the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany and Japan. Hannover 1994.

    PhD Thesis
    Technology centres and business incubators as a tool of local development policies in Germany. Hannover 1987 (in German).

    Diploma (Master degree equivalente)
    Linkages between university and the regional economy – the example of the University of Hannover. 1984. University of Hannover (in German).

  • Memberships
    • Deutscher Hochschulverband (German Association of University Teachers)
    • ERSA (European Regional Science Association)
    • GfR ( Gesellschaft für Regionalforschung, German-speaking branch of the RSAI )
    • RSAI (Regional Science Association International)
    • VGDH ( Association of Geographers at German Universities)