Institute of

Rural Studies

Institute of Rural Studies

Deputy Director


Anja Herkner

Bundesallee 64
38116 Braunschweig
Phone: +49 531 596 5501
Fax: +49 531 596 5599

Institute of Rural Economics

Deputy Director

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 (c) Fensterbild:  Rainer / Bankbild: Johanna Fick / Höxter-Bild: GfW Höxter/Frank Grawe

Research and policy advice on rural areas strengthened: one Thünen-Institute becomes two

The Thünen Institute of Rural Studies has been researching rural areas in all their breadth. As of 1 December 2021 the research will commence under the roof of two institutes with different, complementary focuses.

The Institute of Rural Economics (WI) was newly founded and will focus on economic issues. It will be established in Höxter. Complementary to this, the existing Institute of Rural Studies (LV) will, in the future, concentrate more on social science issues and expand in terms of personnel. While changing its German name, the Institute of Rural Studies retains its English name.

This page contains preliminary information on the two institutes, their fields of activity and the relevant contact persons. The development of two independent institute websites will take some time.

Fields of Activity

 (©  Johanna Fick)
Fields of Activity Institute of Rural Studies
 (©  GfW Höxter/Frank Grawe)
Fields of Activity Institute of Rural Economics