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Prof. Dr. Uta Hohn

Chair of Urban and Metropolitan Studies
Department of Geography
Ruhr-University Bochum

Coordinator of the Competence Field Metropolitan Research at the University Alliance Ruhr

Universitätsstraße 150
44799 Bochum

Curriculum Vitae
since 2017Coordinator of the Competence Field Metropolitan Research at the University Alliance Ruhr
since 10/2015Vice Rector for Planning and Structure of  Ruhr-University Bochum
since 04/2015Head of the steering group of the working committee of North Rhine-Westphalia in the German Academy of Spatial Research and Planning (ARL)
2012Vice Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences, Ruhr-University Bochum
since 2011Member of the German Academy of Urban Development and Regional Planning (DASL)
since 2010Member of the German Academy of Spatial Research and Planning (ARL)
since 2010Board Member of the German Academy of Regional Studies (DAL)
10/2008-09/2011 Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences, Ruhr-University Bochum
10/2006-09/2008Vice Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences, Ruhr-University Bochum
10.2005-03.2006Visiting professor at the Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan
since 2005Founding member and representative of the Ruhr-University Bochum in the regional research network Ruhr for urban and regional studies (SURF, Stadt- und Regionalwissenschaftliches Forschungsnetzwerk Ruhr
2004-2006Executive director at the Institute of Geography, Ruhr-University Bochum
since 2004Head of the working group „urban futures“ in the German Society for Geography (DGfG)http://www.geographie.de/
2004Deputy executive director at the Institute of Geography, Ruhr-University Bochum
since 2003Full professor (C 4) of Economic and Social Geography, since 2008 full professor of Urban and Metropolitan Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum
2002-2003Executive director at the Institute of Geography and its Didactic, University of Dortmund
10/2000-09/2003Deputy professorship (C 4) in Geography and its Didactic (main focus human geography), University of Dortmund
11/1998-09/2000Lecturer at the Institute of Geography, University of Duisburg
10/1998Habilitation in human geography on the topic of urban planning, urban renewal and urban restructuring in Japan (Stadtplanung in Japan: Geschichte, Recht, Praxis, Theorie), University of Duisburg
1997-1998Habilitation fellowship by DFG (German Research Foundation)
1993-1994Research fellowship by Japan Foundation (one-year research stay at Hitotsubashi University, Tôkyô)
1990-1998Assistant professor at the Institute of Geography, University of Duisburg
1990Major language certificate in Japanese (großes Japanisch-Zertifikat), University of Duisburg
06/1989Ph.D. (Dr. phil.) in geography on the thesis entitled „The destruction of German cities in World War II“ (Deutsche Städte im Luftkrieg. Regionale Unterschiede der Kriegszerstörung deutscher Städte und Folgen des Luftkrieges unter bevölkerungsgeographischem Aspekt), University of Duisburg
1987-1990Scientific assistant at the Institute of Geography, University of Duisburg
1986-1988Scientific assistant at the Institute of Geography, Ruhr-University Bochum
1986First state examination in geography and history for teaching at secondary schools, Ruhr-University Bochum
Awards and Honours
2001Science Award for Anthropogeography of the “Prof. Frithjof Voss Foundation – Foundation for Geography“ for the postdoctoral thesis
2000JaDe-Award of the “Association to Promote Japanese-German Cultural Relationships“ (Förderverein Japanisch-Deutscher Kulturbeziehungen e.V.) for the postdoctoral thesis
1990Duisburg Award“ of the “Society of Friends of the Lower Rhenish University of Duisburg“ for the doctoral thesis

Fields of Research

  • Urban and Regional Governance
  • Urban Renaissance
  • Analysis and comparison of planning cultures
  • Transformation of post-industrial Spaces
  • Waterfront Redevelopment as instrument for urban renewal
  • Metropolitan transformation processes in Germany, Japan and China
  • Steering Metropolitan Transformation Processes in the Context of Urban Renaissance Policy in Japan: The Kansai Region (DFG Research Project)

    Memberships

    • Mitglied der Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (ARL) (seit 2010)
    • Arbeitsgemeinschaft NRW der Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (ARL) (seit 2006)
    • Arbeitskreis "Stadtzukünfte" in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie (DGfG) 
    • Deutsche Akademie für Städtebau und Landesplanung (DASL) (seit 2011)
    • Geographische Kommission für Westfalen (LWL) (seit 2003)
    • Verband der Geographen an deutschen Hochschulen (VDGH)
    • Deutscher Verband für Angewandte Geographie (DVAG)
    • European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS)
    • Vereinigung für sozialwissenschaftliche Japanforschung(VSJF). 2004-2006 Leitung der Fachgruppe "Stadt- und Regionalforschung" zusammen mit Prof. Dr. Winfried Flüchter