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Human Geography and Development Research

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Andreas Dittmann

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Curriculum Vitae




Education and Academic Career
1980 - 1987 Study of Geography, Social Anthropology, African Studies, Geology and Religious Studies, Philipps University Marburg and Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, Germany
2001 Habilitation in Geography, Bonn, “Center and Periphery. Development and Dynamics of Central Places Systems in Peripheral High Mountain Regions. The Example of the Karakorum/Pakistan.”
1989 Dissertation in Social Anthropology at the Philipps University Marburg “Cooking with Stones - A Contribution to Cultural History”
1987 Graduation in Physical Geography, Diploma-Thesis “Palaeo-Geography of the Egyptian Eastern Desert”


Professional Experience
since 2007 Professor of Geography, Department of Geography at the University of Giessen, Germany
1995 - 2007 Assist. Professor, Department of Geography, University of Bonn, Germany
1990 - 1994 Research Assistant, Department of Geography at the University of Bonn, Germany
1987 - 1989 Assistant, Department of Geography at the University of Bonn, Germany


Editorships and Functions (Selection)
  • Editor: „Geographisches Taschenbuch”

  • Editor: „National Atlas of Afghanistan”

  • Co-Editor: „Erdkunde - Archive for Scientific Geography”

  • Co-Editor: „Entwicklungsforschung - Beiträge zu interdisziplinären Studien in Ländern des Südens”

  • Co-Editor: „Osteuropa verstehen - Die Länder an der Ostgrenze der NATO”

  • Co-Editor: „National Atlas of Georgia”

  • Member in audit committee „Global Change and Politics”

  • Member in "Center for International Development and Environmental Research” (ZEU), University of Gießen (director)
  • “German Afghan University Association” (DAUG), president
  • President of the Association of Geographers at Universities in Germany, Austria and Swizzerland (VGDH)
  • Co-chairman of „Geographical societies in Germany, Austria and Swizzerland“ (GeoGes)
  • Partnership coordinator between the Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU), Germany and the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), Windhoek, Namibia