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Personal information  
First name(s) / Surname(s) Giffinger, Rudolf
Nationality Austria
year of birth 1956
Gender male
Recent employment / Occupational field Professor in Regional Science
Urban and Regional Research, Theory and Modelling of Urban and Regional Development, (quantitative) Methods of empirical research
Work experience  
Dates September 1980 – March 1981
Occupation or position held freelance job in Urban and Regional Planning Bureau
Main activities and responsibilities statistical analysis of housing market development in the urban region of Munich
Name and address of employer Planungsverband Äußerer Wirtschaftsraum München' in Munich, Germany
  April 1983 – November 1999
  assistent and associate professor at Vienna University of Technology
  Urban and Regional Research, Housing Market and Urban Renewal Analysis and Policy Advice, Teaching in Theory and Methods of Regional Analysis, Housing Market and Segregation Issues
  1999 – November 2006 at Vienna University of Technology
Professor in Regional Science
  Teaching in Methods of Regional Analysis and Issues of Regional Policy,
Research on Urban Development in Central Europe and Latin America
Head of the Interdisciplinary Centre of European Spatial Development; since September 2005
  since December 2006
  Full Professor in Regional Science at Vienna University of Technology
Head of the Centre of Regional Science
  Teaching in Theory and Methods of Regional Science and Regional Policy, in Theory of Urban Development Strategies
Theory and Research on Urban and Regional Competitiveness; research on positioning and strategic planning of selected Cities: focus on Latin America and Central Europe
List of supervised academic publications Diplom
Education and training  
Title of qualification awarded Professor, Venia Docendi ‘Regional Science’, 1999
Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Immigration and Segregation, Housing Market Dynamics;
analytical Research and Modelling, Organisation and Management of Research Projects, Co-operation in international Research Projects
Name and type of organisation providing education and training Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Planning,
Vienna University of Technology
Title of qualification awarded Dr. techn., 1988
Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Urban Renewal and Housing Market; Evaluation of Urban Renewal Instruments
analytical Research on urban spatial Development in Housing and socio-demographic Issues; Participation and Presentations at international Conferences in English Language; statistical Analysis
Name and type of organisation providing education and training Institute of Urban and Regional Research
Vienna University of Technology
Title of qualification awarded Magister rer. nat., 1981
Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Social, Economic and Urban Geography and Regional Research
Statistics, Theory and Modelling on Urban and Regional Development
English and Spanish Language
Name and type of organisation providing education and training University of Vienna
Institute of Geography
Personal skills and competences  
Mother tongue(s) German Language
Other language(s) English and Spanish Language
Social and Organisational skills and competences Speaker of ‘German speaking group in Theory and Quantitative Methods in Geography’: 1989 - 2002
co-operative and networking competences: SPA-CE.NET (Network of Spatial Research and Planning Institutes in Central and Eastern Europe) – since 2005
ARL-Working Group; ENHR –Working Group: 2004 - 2007
management competences in different projects on national or international level: see project list
language competences through conferences and study visits in many European countries, the USA and different countries in Latin America
  heading international working groups, organizing small and medium-sized conferences;
Head of the Center of Regional Science since 2007,
President of the Austrian Society of Regional Planning since 2002

Technical skills and competences empirical statistical research projects with focus on urban housing conditions and segregation patterns, urban-regional commuters’ interactions, demand behaviour in urban retailing system, ranking approach for medium-sized cities in Europe, etc.
skills in statistical analysis: SAS (some years ago); SPSS (recently);

Other skills and competences Member of the Editorial Board of the Austrian Journal ‘Forum Raumplanung’ issued since 2000; editorial work between 1983 and 1999 for ‘Wiener Beiträge zur Regionalwissenschaft’

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