855326 Spatial research in rural areas

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Fischer, Tatjana
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


This research-guided course aims to deepen the understanding for the relevance of rural areas in Austria by explaining their characteristics and challenges related to global trends.

Specifically, the interrelations of sociodemographic change, multilocal lifestyles and rural development are analyzed. In this context, the relevance of volunteering and the attitudes of the various stakeholders related to securing basic supplies.

Previous knowledge expected

"Allgemeine Raumplanung" and "Spezielle Raumplanung"

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The Students gain advanced knowledge about challenges and potentials of rural areas. The focus of the lecture is on the interrelation between spatial research in rural areas and evidence-based policy making.

The gained knowledge presents an important component of the profile section "rural development".
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.