Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Peter Meusburger
Peter Meusburger had the Chair of Economic and Social Geography at Heidelberg University from 1983 to 2007. Since April 2007 he has been Distinguished Senior Professor.
Recent research interests
Geography of knowledge, science and education
Spatial disparities of knowledge and educational achievement; relations between knowledge and power; the nexus between knowledge and space; milieus of creativity; spatial “mobility” of knowledge; knowledge and action; knowledge in organizations; knowledge and economic performance; schooling situation in sparsely inhabited peripheral areas.
Geography of labour, Economic Geography
Educational achievement and professional skills of the labour force; spatial mobility, career and networks of scientists; spatial concentration of jobs for the highly skilled labour force; spatial disparities of the feminization of professions; female employment rates.
Economic and social transformations in Hungary after the change of the political system (1989).
Liechtenstein as a tax-haven.
Educational achievements of ethnic and religious minorities; the cultural dimension of knowledge; minorities in the public school system.
1997–2006 he organized the Hettner Lectures. He is editor of the series Knowledge and Space and of the “Wissenschaftsatlas” of Heidelberg University.