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Institute of

LV Rural Studies

M. A. Alexandru Brad

Alexandru Brad

Institute of Rural Studies

Bundesallee 64
38116 Braunschweig
+49 531 596 5534
+49 531 596 5599


Fields of Activity

Work and research focus

  • Integrated regional development in rural regions
  • Territorial cohesion and development disparities within the EU
  • The role of best practice ideas in strategic spatial planning
  • Governance of services of general interest

Publications at Thünen Institute

Further publications

Additional informations

  • since 07/2020

Researcher, Thünen Institute of Rural Studies

  • since 12/2015

PhD: Territorial Cohesion in Peripheralised Contexts: a Comparative Study of Integrated Territorial Development Instruments in Germany and Romania. Global and European Studies Institute, Leipzig University

  • 10/2014-03/2020

Researcher and Guest researcher, Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde (Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography), Leipzig

  • 09/2013-09/2014

Master’s degree in Urban Design and Planning at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

  • 09/2010-06/2013

Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom


  • Regional Studies Association
  • LDNet (board member since 02/2022)
  • 2014-2017: Marie Skłodowska-Curie ESR fellowship
  • 2014: Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Yorkshire Student Award
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