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Institute of

LV Rural Studies

Dr. Patrick Küpper

Patrick Küpper

Institute of Rural Studies

Bundesallee 64
38116 Braunschweig
+49 531 596 5227
+49 531 596 5599


Work and research focus

  • Socio-economic disparities and regional shrinkage
  • Basic service provision and their linkages between the urban and the rural
  • Policy approaches for developing lagging regions


Additional informations

  • Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association (ARL)
  • Regional Studies Association (RSA)
  • Association for Geography at German speaking Universities and Research Institutes (VGDH)
  • Research Group Rural Areas in the German Association for Geography
  • Thünen Research Award 2021 in the category "Excellent transfer contribution" for the special issue "Rural areas" of the Federal Agency for Civic Education (co-authored by Dr. Stefan Becker, Dr. Christian Hundt, Dr. Anne Margarian, Dr. Cornelius Peters, Dr. Annett Steinführer and Prof. Dr. Peter Weingarten)
  • Thünen Research Award 2019 in the category "Excellent research achievement" for the paper Rural regeneration strategies for declining regions: trade-off between novelty and practicability. European Planning Studies 26(2):229-255, DOI:10.1080/09654313.2017.1361583
    (co-authored by Stefan Kundolf, Dr. Tobias Mettenberger und Dr. Gesine Tuitjer)
  • Thünen Research Award 2021 in the category "Excellent transfer contribution" for results of the project "Monitoring of Rural Areas"
    (co-authored by Dr. Annett Steinführer, Dipl.-Pol. Joachim Kreis, Dr. Stefan Neumeier und Torsten Osigus)
  • Werner-Ernst-Award 2007 for the contribution "The concept of European metropolitan regions and territorial cohesion – Essential or contradicting? Theoretical reflections about an ongoing political debate"
  • Dissertation fellowship at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) earned in 2006 with the Exposé "Demographic change as an opportunity for sustainable urban and regional development"
  • Honours degree in Geography at Trier in 2006
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