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Prof. Dr.
Martin Franz

Universität Osnabrück
Institut für Geographie
Seminarstr. 19 a/b
49074 Osnabrück

Raum: 02/206

Tel.: +49 541-969-4277


Martin Franz

Professor of Human Geography with Focus on Economic Geography

Head of the Working Group Human Geography with Focus on Economic Geography

Research Topics: Geography of Trade, Globalization, Rural Development, Sustainability Transition

Regional Focus: Europe, India, Turkey


After finishing his studies in Geography at Ruhr-University, Bochum, Martin Franz worked at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Ruhr Area Research (today: Regional Development). This was followed by teaching and research activities at the Department of Geography at Philipps University, Marburg where he did his Ph.D. on the "Development of Brownfields in Europe and the Institutional Dimension of Sustainability" in 2008.

In 2011 he finished his Habilitation thesis on "Changing Power Structures in Agrofood Networks - Case Studies from India". In Winter 2013/2014 Martin Franz' employment as lecturer in Marburg was put on hold for a stand-in professorship at the University of Bayreuth. In October 2014 he accepted the offer of a professorship for Human Geography at the University of Osnabrück.