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Focus areas in research and teaching

  • Economic geography: geographies of goods, production and consumption
  • Relationship between market, society and environment
  • More-than-human geographies; Actor-Network Theory (ANT) and Science, Technology, Society (STS)
  • Agro-Food Studies; Food Geographies
  • Regional geographies of Europe (especially in Southeast Europe)
  • Regional development and rural areas
  • Sharing Economies, Co-Working
  • Geography and Economy Education


Committee roles at the University of Graz

  • Member of the Senate (since 2017)
  • Member of the Faculty Committee of the URBI Faculty (since 2012)
  • Deputy Head of the Doctoral School of Geography (since 2017)
  • Member of the curricula committees "Geography" (2012-22) "Doctoral Programme Didactics" (2013-2022), "Inter-American Studies" (since 2016)
  • Member of numerous appointment committees, selection committees and habilitation committees
  • Member of the Working Group on Equal Opportunities (2016-22) 
  • Chair of the Advisory Board of the URBI Faculty (since 2014)
  • Ombudsperson of the Doctoral Academy (since 2022)
  • Head of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Research (2017-19)
  • Deputy Head of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Research (2015-17)
  • Deputy Director of the Centre for Sustainable Social Transformation (RCE) (since 2018)
  • Member of the Institute Committee (since 2012)


Service in scientific associations

  • Chair of the Association of Austrian Scientific Geography ("Geographieverband" or "geographieverband.at")
  • Full member of the German Academy for Regional Studies (DAL)
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the Centre for Southeast European Studies
  • Co-editor of the journal "Berichte. Geographie und Landeskunde"
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the book series "Sozialgeographische Bibliothek"
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the book series "Socio-Economic Education and Science" (Springer VS)
  • Membership and activities in several working groups of the Association of Geography at German-speaking universities and research institutions (VGDH)


Reviewer activities

  • Reviewer for research funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG); Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH); Leibniz Association; Jubilee Fund of the Austrian National Bank; German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF, e.g. in the programme "Social-Ecological Research"); Autonomous Province of Bolzano-Alto Adige;
  • Comparative reports for appointment procedures and evaluation procedures at several German and Austrian universities;
  • Reviewer for journals and book series (alphabetical): Berichte. Geographie und LandeskundedisP – The Planning ReviewEnvironment and Planning A: Economy and SpaceEnvironment and Planning D: Society and SpaceEnvironment and Planning E: Nature and SpaceErdkundeGeographica Helvetica; Geographische ZeitschriftEuropa RegionalGW-UnterrichtMitteilungen der Österreichischen Geographischen Gesellschaft (MÖGG)ÖGA-Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für AgrarökonomieÖsterreichische Zeitschrift für SoziologieRoutledge Series: Geography and TourismSocial GeographyTransactions of the Institute of British GeographersZeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie


Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.

Ulrich Ermann

Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil. Ulrich Ermann Institute of Geography and Regional Sciences
Phone:+43 316 380 - 8826

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