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Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karl HUSA

Coordinator of the Asia Research Group of the Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna

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Office hours: Thursday, 10 – 12 a.m.

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Education

  • 1969 – 1974: Studies of Geography and English and American Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria
  • 1974, graduation as "Master of natural science“ (Mag. rer. nat.)
  • 1983 Graduation as Dr. phil. (PhD) with a doctoral thesis on internal migration, residential mobility and suburbanization processes in the Vienna Region
  • 1988 Tenure ("Venia Docendi" in Human Geography) after presenting a monograph ("Habilitation Thesis") on "Spatial mobility in Third World Countries as a complex phenomenon: The example of Thailand“

 


Job Career

  • 1974 – 1975 Research fellow at the University of Vienna, Department of Geography
  • 1975 – 1979 University Assistant
  • 1979 – 1988 University Assistant and Lecturer
  • June 1988 Tenure, Assistant professor at the Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna until June 1996
  • June 1996 Associate Professor at the Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna
  • since 2002 Head of the Asia Research Group of the Dept. of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna
  • since October 2009 board member of the interdisciplinary research platform on „Migration and Integration“ of the University of Vienna
  • since October 2011 vice co-ordinator for the scientific cooperation of the University of Vienna with Southeast Asian universities (ASEA Uninet)

Current Research Interests

  • spatial demography, theory, dynamics and spatial patterns of internal and international migration, theory and dynamics of population change, socio-demographic transformation processes, theory, dynamics and spatial patterns of fertility decline and population ageing,
  • Regional focus: Southeast Asia, Europe

 


Main Fields of Teaching

  • Population Geography, Spatial Demography, Migration Research , Development Problems and Regional Disparities in Third World Countries (regional focus: Southeast Asia)
  • Excursion abroad: Organisation and scientific support of numerous excursions to Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Tunesia, Algeria, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, India, Nepal, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong SAR
  • Lectures abroad: lectures on various topics (mainly population geography) at numerous universities in Europe, India, Southeast and East Asia

 


Membership and Activities in Scientific Societies

  • Austrian Geographical Society
  • Population Reference Bureau (PRB), Washington D. C.
  • Thai-Austrian Society
  • Working Group "Southeast Asia" of the "German Geographical Society" (DGfG)
  • SEAS - Working Group "Promotion of Southeast Asian Studies" - Verein zur wissenschaftlichen Foerderung suedostasiatischer Anliegen (honorary member)
  • Editorial Board: HSK – Internationale Entwicklung (since 1996);
  • Editorial Board: Edition Weltregionen (since 2003);
  • Editorial Board: Konzepte und Kontroversen. Geschichte – Geographie – Politische Bildung (since 2004);
  • Referee for scientific journals: Statistische Nachrichten, Die Erde, Erdkunde, Revue Geographie Belge;
  • Referee for projects: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG (since 2008)

 Selected Publications (since 2000)

Arbeitsgruppe Regionalgeographie und Fachdidaktik

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