Prof. Dr. Beate Lohnert


Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

+49 (0) 921 55-2277 (phone)

+49 (0) 921 55-2792 (fax)


Research interests

interweaving of urban and rural environments, town and regional planning (especially upgrading, low-cost housing, resettlement), refugee and migration research, integration research, social dimensions of global environmental change, political ecology, conflict mediation in land use, methods of participatory research, planning and implementation / teamwork and team management in planning processes

Geographical Area

Southern Africa, Sahel countries, Eastern Africa, Spain, Italy


Supervised Junior Fellows and their Research Projects

Junior Fellow

Research Project

Schwarz, Fabian

Sustainable bioenergy and biofuel potentials from agricultural crops and residues in Uganda and Tanzania

Yajalin, John

Internal Migration: Neighbourhood Associations and its Consequences on Political Participation in Urban Slums in Ghana

Former Supervisions (non-exhaustive)

Former Junior Fellow

Research Project

Megento, Tebarek

Inter-firm Relationships and Governance Structures. A study of the Ethiopian leather and leather products industry value chain

Flosbach, Johannes

Financial Performance of Microfinance Institutions in Ghana and Uganda: Development and Application of the Achievement Stages Model

Narh, Peter

Negotiating behavioural change: regime interaction in environmental governance in Ghana

Academic Vita

Since 2008

Chair of Development Studies in Geography, University of Bayreuth


Professor of Development Studies in Geography, University of Bayreuth


Professor (temporary) for Applied Geography, University of Stuttgart


Habilitation in Osnabrück


Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Cultural and Geosciences, University of Osnabrück


PhD in Freiburg


Scientific Staff at the Institute for Cultural Geography, University of Freiburg


Research Associate at the Centre for advanced Training in Rural Development, Humboldt University of Berlin


Studies in Freiburg

Memberships and functions in academic organisations


Associated member at the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), University of Osnabrück


Member at the Centre for Nature Risks and Development in Bayreuth (ZENEB)


Leader of the study-group Urbanization in the Context of Development


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