Photo: Prof. Dr. Dr. Bernhard Müller

Bernhard Müller (*18.3.1952, Saarbrücken)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. rer. hort. habil. Dr. h. c.

  • Regional Planner and Geographer
  • Executive Director of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), Dresden
  • Professor and Head of Chair for Spatial Development, Technische Universität Dresden
  • Spokesman of the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS)

Research topics

  • Spatial development and planning
  • Tools and methods of spatial development
  • Problems of urban regions
  • Governance
  • Sustainable regional development
  • Challenges of demographic change
  • Revitalization of cities and regions
  • Sustainable structural transformation, e. g. in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe
  • European integration
  • International development cooperation


  • Member of the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL), Hanover
  • Member of the German Academy for Technical Sciences (acatech)
  • International Member of the Serbian Academy for Engineering Sciences
  • Member of the Saxonian Academy of Sciences
  • Other memberships: SRL, VDGH, DVAG

Professional Experience

  • 1978-1979 Research Associate, University of Mainz
  • 1979-1993 Research Associate / Assistant Professor University of Hanover
  • 1988-1992 Project Leader, GTZ
  • since 1993 Professor, TU Dresden
  • since 1997 Executive Director, IOER
  • since 2001 Head of the Chair of Spatial Planning, TU Dresden
  • 2004-2010 Vice President of the Leibniz Association
  • International experiences in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America





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