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Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Otto

Dipl.-Geograph, Master of Public Administration

Deputy Director
Head of Research Management

Phone +49 351 4679 278

Professional and Research Interests

Research Management, Knowledge Transfer, Internationalization, Sustainability Management

Revitalization of city centres/downtowns and development of downtown retail in the US, Development of distressed areas in European cities, Regional development of rural and remote areas in Germany

Professional Experience

Deputy Director at IOER, since 2014

Head of Research Management at IOER, since 2008

Research Associate at IOER, since 2001

Field research activities in the US, several stays in 2003-2005

Frequent lecturer at the Technische Universität Dresden, Exchange programme on "Sustainable Development in the Urban Region in Germany and the US", 2003-2011

Academic Training

Doctoral Degree at Technische Universität Dresden, Faculty of Forest, Geo and Hydro Sciences (summa cum laude), 2008

Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Research Management, German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer, 2015

Diplom in Geography, Technische Universität Dresden, 2001

Awarded with the Lohrmann-Medaille of the Technische Universität Dresden, 2002


Supervisory Board of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ecological and Revitalizing Urban Transformation (IZS)

Project Group on Sustainability Management of the Leibniz Association

Netzwerk Wissenschaftsmanagement e.V. (Science Management Network in Germany)