Dr. Stefan Gärtner

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Head of Institute and Head of Research Department Spatial Capital

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Head of the research department “Spatial Capital“. Master and PhD in Spatial Planning at the University of Dortmund. Until 2001 banking apprenticeship and consultant work with special focus on “sustainability”. Since 2002 researcher at the Institute for Work and Technology (IAT), main research area: Regional and local economies, regional development and balanced structural policy, the role of regional banking in economic development, impacts and perception of spatial identities.

Academic rewards:

  • Honour Award “Foundation of German Cities, Communities, and Districts for the Promotion of Municipal Sciences 2002 [Förderpreis der Stiftung der Deutschen Städte, Gemeinden und Kreise zur Förderung der Kommunalwissenschaften]” granted by the German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu), Berlin
  • European Savings Banks Academic Award 2008 (1st place winner) granted by the European Savings Banks Group, Brussels

Other activities & memberships:

  • Member of the advisory board in the research project “EU structural policy, regional cluster innovation dynamics and educational options in the knowledge society” realized by the European Institute for International Economic Relationships, University of Wuppertal
  • Expert hearing in the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia and Saxony on “ The future of savings and regional banks”
  • Membership in the Urban and Regional Development Committee (RC21), Society fpr Structural Policy [Gesellschaft für Strukturpolitik], Regional Studies Association