Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 1995
    University Professor, Geography/Urban and Regional Studies; Head of the Institute of Geography, University of Basel, Switzerland

  • 1995
    Privat-Dozentin, John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, Free University Berlin

  • 1992 – 1994
    Research Scholar German Science Foundation

  • 1986 – 1994
    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Free University of Berlin, John F.- Kennedy Institute for North American Studies

  • 1983
    Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Fundamental Studies, Sri Lanka;

  • 1982 – 1985
    Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, Department of Urban and Regional Studies;

  • 1982
    Doctor of Philosophy in Geography (Ph.D.)

  • 1981
    Ph.D. General Exam (Economics/Development Economics)

  • 1980
    M.A. Exams Micro- and Macro-Economic Theory

  • 1977
    M.A. Geography

  • 1975 – 1982
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA: Geography, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Sociology

  • 1972 – 1975
    Technical University (RWTH) Aachen: English Studies, Geography, Geology

Selected publications

Books, Edited Collections

  • SCHNEIDER-SLIWA R. (Hrsg.) Schweiz. Geschichte, Politik, Wirtschaft, Geographie. Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt, 2011, 270 pp.

  • SCHNEIDER-SLIWA R. (Hrsg.) Stadt – Region – Landschaft. 2015 400 pp. Schwabe Verlag (im Druck)

Published Research Reports

  • The ESPON 2013 PROGRAMME, Targeted Analysis PROJECT 2013/2/4, SUccess for convergence Regions’ Economies (SURE), Structured empirical analysis for convergence regions: identifying success factors for consolidated growth / SEARCH, INTERIM REPORT, 2009, part financed by the European Regional Development Fund. 70 pp.

  • The ESPON 2013 PROGRAMME, Targeted Analysis PROJECT 2013/2/4, SUccess for convergence Regions’ Economies (SURE), identifying success factors for consolidated growth. SEARCH, FINAL REPORT, 2010, part financed by the European Regional Development Fund. 131 pp.

  • SCHNEIDER-SLIWA, R. MIT C. ERISMANN, C. GRIEBEL, A. HOFMANN, C. SAALFRANK UND B. WIELAND. 2010: Attraktivität und Image der Universität Basel aus Sicht von Studierenden. Basler Stadt- und Regionalforschung, Bd. 33, Basel.

  • SCHNEIDER-SLIWA R., GRIEBEL C, SAALFRANK. C, Gonzalez, R., Gloor, E. und N. Sliwa. 2012 Die Kulturstadt Basel aus Sicht von jungen Erwachsenen. Basler Stadt- und Regionalforschung Bd. 35

  • SCHNEIDER-SLIWA, R., GONZALEZ, R., GRIEBEL, C., SAALFRANK, C., N. SLIWA UND E. GLOOR. 2012 Konsumentenstruktur und Einkaufsverhalten im Raum Basel. 2012. Basler Stadt- und Regionalforschung Bd. 36

  • SCHNEIDER-SLIWA, R., GLOOR, E., GONZALEZ, R., GRIEBEL, C., SAALFRANK, C. UND N. SLIWA, 2013. Image und Identität von Basler Stadtquartieren. 2012. Basler Stadt- und Regionalforschung, Basler Stadt- und Regionalforschung, Bd. 33,

  • SCHNEIDER-SLIWA, R., SAALFRANK, C., GONZALEZ, R., GLOOR, E., GRIEBEL, C., SLIWA, N. 2013 Internationale Fachkräfte in Basel – Integration und Image von Basel, Basel 2013 (=Basler Stadt- und Regionalforschung Bd. 34), 117 pp..

  • SCHNEIDER-SLIWA, R., SAALFRANK, C., GLOOR, E., GRIEBEL, GONZALEZ, R., SLIWA, N., T. VOGEL 2015 Geographen und ihr Arbeitsmarkt. Basel 2015 (=Basler Stadt- und Regionalforschung Bd. 35); 110 pp.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Association Suisse de Géographie (ASG)

  • Schweizerische Studiengesellschaft für Raumordnung und Regionalpolitik (ROREP)

  • Féderation Suisse des Urbanistes (FSU)

  • Verband der Geographen an Deutschen Hochschulen (VGDH)

  • Deutscher Verband der Angewandten Geographen (DVAG)

  • Association de Géographes Français

  • Association Interuniversitaire de Géographie de l'Est; Association of American Geographers (AAG)

  • American Planning Association (APA)

  • Regio Basiliensis e.V.

  • Geographisch- Ethnologische Gesellschaft Basel (GEG)

  • Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin

Additional qualifications

  • M.A. Exams Micro- and Macro-Economic Theory (1980); Ph.D. General Exam (Economics/Development Economics, 1981), The Ohio State University


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