Short CV/Education and training

  • 1980 – 1987
    Gymnasium Kreuzheide (grammar school) in Wolfsburg, Germany

  • 1987 – 1993
    Studied geography (concentration in economic geography), with minors in economics and business, at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, degree earned: Diplom in geography

  • 1993 – 1995
    Doctor of Natural Science (Dr. rer. nat.), Department of Economic Geography, Geographic Institute, Leibniz University Hannover (Faculty of Earth Sciences)

  • 1995
    Research assistant in the Department of Economic Geography, Geographic Institute, Leibniz University Hannover

  • 1996 – 1997
    Research associate at the Institute of Economic and Social Geography, University of Cologne, Germany

  • 1998 – 2003
    Assistant professor at the Institute of Economic and Social Geography, University of Cologne

  • 2004
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in economic and social geography, Faculty of Economics and Social Science, University of Cologne

  • 2007
    Visiting research fellow, School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK (at the invitation of Professor Michael Taylor)

  • 2004 – 2009
    Heisenberg fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the School of Geography, Geology & Environmental Science (SGGES), University of Auckland, New Zealand (at the invitation of Professor Richard Le Heron)

  • 2009 – 2017
    University professor (W3) of regional development with research concentrations in the economy and development of rural areas, University of Vechta, Germany

  • Since 2017
    University professor (W3) of human geography, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Germany

Selected publications

  • Tamásy, C. 2005: Determinanten des regionalen Gründungsgeschehens. Wirtschaftsgeographie, 27. Münster: Lit (mit dem Gründungsforschungspreis 2005 ausgezeichnet)

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV)

  • Association of Geographers at German Higher Education Institutions (VGDH)

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • One daughter (Samantha, born 17th Oct. 2007)


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