Department für Geographie






Johannes Glückler

Prof. Dr. Johannes Glückler



Lehr- und Forschungseinheit Wirtschaftsgeographie
Luisenstraße 37
80333 München


Luisenstraße 37
3. Stock
80333 München
Raum A 331

Tel.: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 4027



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Johannes Glückler is the chair professor of Economic Geographies of the Future at LMU Munich. His research focuses on the geography of knowledge, including the networks, institutions, and governance of innovation processes within and across regions and organizations. He also contributes to the understanding of the economic importance of cultural and educational institutions with regional economic impact analyses.

Professional Affiliations
After studying geography, psychology, and sociology at the Universities of Würzburg, Salamanca, and the London School of Economics, he earned his doctorate at the University of Frankfurt. He was appointed a Professor of Economic Geography at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (2006-2008), before he became the Chair Professor of Economic and Social Geography at Heidelberg University (2008-2023), where he was Senator, Faculty Dean, Institute Director, and Fellow of the Marsilius Center for Advanced Studies. In addition to numerous international visiting professorships, including in Canada, Spain, Ecuador, Argentina, and Chile, he was most recently Distinguished Harris Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College, USA.

Functions and responsibilities

He is editor of the renowned Springer book series “Knowledge & Space”, a founding and board member of the German Society for Network Research (DGNet) and chairman of the advisory board of the Leibniz Institute for Spatial Social Research in Berlin/Erkner. He is also co-founder of the international master's program Governance of Risks and Resources at the Heidelberg Center for Latin America in Santiago de Chile. In addition to basic research, he has consulted, among others, the OECD, federal, state and local authorities, as well as trade associations, business firms and civil society organizations on questions of innovation, regional development and policies.


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