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Institute of

LV Rural Studies

Dr. Tobias Mettenberger

Tobias Mettenberger

Institute of Rural Studies

Bundesallee 64
38116 Braunschweig
+49 531 596 5527
+49 531 596 5599


Fields of Activity

Work and research focus

  • Basic service provision
  • Digitalisation
  • Everyday mobility and transportation infrastructures
  • Youths and education
  • Social and spatial inequalities


Publications at Thünen Institute

Further publications

Additional informations

  • since 02/2022
    Senior researcher, Thünen Institute of Rural Studies
  • 12/2020-12/2021
    Research associate in the Department of Regional Planning, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BULE project "Digital Pioneers in rural regional develoment")
  • 08/2015-03/2021
    Researcher, Thünen Institute of Rural Studies
  • 09/2009-07/2015
    Research assistant at the German Institute of Urban Affairs
  • 04/2011-10/2015
    Doctoral project "Youths‘ orientation towards Future in rural medium-sized Towns" at Humboldt-University Berlin (Stipend from the Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development, Dortmund)
  • 10/2007-03/2011
    Master in Social Sciences at Humboldt-University Berlin
  • 10/2003-09/2007
    Bachelor in Sociology and Political Sciences at the University of Constance
  • German Sociological Association
  • Brandenburg Centre for Media Studies (ZeM)
  • Winter Term 2021/22: "Digitalisation in rural areas: Where Fox and Rabbit twitter good night to each other", Master Seminar at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (together with Ariane Sept)
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