We explore

  • rural development and regional development
  • specifics of project management in regional development activities
  • societal expectations of agriculture, landscape and nature
  • governance of food networks
  • socio-economic handling of land and soil
  • interaction of science and region
  • regional economics in mountain areas



We apply

  • methods of qualitative and quantitative empirical social science
  • various tools of spatial analysis
  • transdisciplinary methods
  • project management and strategic regional planning tools
  • case studies and meta-analyses

We teach

  • regional development, planning and management
  • rural development and development cooperation
  • regional, nature protection and landscape economics
  • project management
  • sustainable development and institutional innovation
  • inter- and transdisciplinary methods

Current research

Scientific staff

Univ. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Marianne Penker

Univ. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Marianne Penker

Office: Guttenberghaus, ground floor, left, room EG/07
Consultation hour: on appointment (email)
Tel.: +43-1- 47654 - 73115
Email: penker(at)boku.ac.at

CV and publications (FIS)
Courses
Personal website

Ao. Univ. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Hans Karl Wytrzens

Ao. Univ. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Hans Karl Wytrzens

Office: Guttenberghaus, ground floor, left, room EG/08
Online consultation hour via Zoom: Tuesday 8.30 - 10:00 a.m. 
(without prior registration, only during the lecture period)
https://bokuvienna.zoom.us/j/588947313
You may have to wait some time in the virtual waiting room.
Tel.: +43-1- 47654 - 73116
Email: wytrzens(at)boku.ac.at

CV and publications
Courses

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Christine Altenbuchner, LL.B.

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Christine Altenbuchner, LL.B.

Office: Guttenberghaus, top floor, right, room DG/21
Consultation hour: on appointment
Tel.: +43-1- 47654 - 73127
Email: christine.altenbuchner(at)boku.ac.at 

CV and publications
Courses

Mag. Dr. Michael Braito

Mag. Dr. Michael Braito

Office:  Institute of Social Ecology (SEC), 1070 Vienna, Schottenfeldgasse 29 (staircase 1, 6th floor, room W.TII/604)
Consultation hour: on appointment (Tuesday 3:30 pm - 5 pm), Guttenberghaus, ground floor, left, room EG/05
Tel.:   +43-1- 47654 - 73749
Email: michael.braito(at)boku.ac.at

CV and publications
Courses

Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Päd. Cornelia Fischer, MSc

Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Päd. Cornelia Fischer, MSc

Office: Guttenberghaus, ground floor, left, room EG/06
Tel.: +43-1- 47654 - 73113
Email:  cornelia.fischer(at)boku.ac.at

CV and publications

Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Katharina Gugerell

Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Katharina Gugerell

Office: Institute of Landscape Planning (ILAP), Simony-Haus, first floor, room 01/14
Tel.: +43-1- 47654 - 85418
Email:  katharina.gugerell(at)boku.ac.at 

CV and publications
Courses

Dr. Xiomara Fernanda Quiñones-Ruiz, MA

Dr. Xiomara Fernanda Quiñones-Ruiz, MA

Office: Division of Organic Farming, Gregor-Mendel-Haus, 3rd floor, room 03/19
Tel.: +43-1- 47654 - 93339 
Email:  xiomara.fernanda.quinones-ruiz(at)boku.ac.at

CV and publications
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Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Verena Radinger-Peer

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Verena Radinger-Peer

Office: Guttenberghaus, ground floor, left, room EG/06
Tel.: +43-1- 47654 - 73114
Email:  verena.radinger-peer(at)boku.ac.at

CV and publications
Courses

Mag. Dr. Elisabeth Schauppenlehner-Kloyber

Mag. Dr. Elisabeth Schauppenlehner-Kloyber

Office: Guttenberghaus, ground floor, left, room EG/12
Consultation hour: on appointment 
Tel.: +43-1- 47654 - 73117
Email: elisabeth.schauppenlehner(at)boku.ac.at

CV and publications
Courses

Katharina Toth, MSc

Katharina Toth, MSc

Office: Guttenberghaus, ground floor, left, room EG/06
Tel.: +43-1- 47654 - 73113
Email:  katharina.toth(at)boku.ac.at

CV and publications
Courses

Dipl.-Ing. Magdalena Wachter

Dipl.-Ing. Magdalena Wachter

Office: Guttenberghaus, ground floor, left, room EG/05
Consultation hour: on appointment 
Tel.: +43-1- 47654 - 73112
Email: magdalena.wachter(at)boku.ac.at

CV and publications
Courses

Lecturers

Dipl.-Ing. Günther Humer, MSc

Dipl.-Ing. Günther Humer, MSc

Oö. Zukunftsakademie, Amt der Oö. Landesregierung Email:  guenther.humer(at)boku.ac.at
Homepages: http://www.ooe-zukunftsakademie.athttp://www.land-oberoesterreich.gv.at/

Courses

Dipl.-Ing. Günther Laister

Office: Guttenberghaus, ground floor, left, room EG/12
Consultation hour: please make an appointment by email
Tel.: +43-1- 47654 - 73000
Email: guenther.laister(at)boku.ac.at

CV and publications
Courses

Dipl.-Ing. Karin Okonkwo-Klampfer, MA

Dipl.-Ing. Karin Okonkwo-Klampfer, MA

Email:  karin.okonkwo(at)boku.ac.at

Courses

Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Prem

Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Prem

Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism (BMLRT), Department III/1

Tel.: +43 1 71100 - 607352
Email:  johannes.prem(at)boku.ac.at

Courses

Tutors

Manuel Gartner, BSc

Manuel Gartner, BSc

Email: manuel.gartner(at)students.boku.ac.at

Courses

Lisa Maria Jestl, BSc

Lisa Maria Jestl, BSc

Email: lisajestl(at)students.boku.ac.at

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Sophie Schiefer, BSc

Sophie Schiefer, BSc

Email: sophie.schiefer(at)students.boku.ac.at 

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Florian Sitzwohl, BSc

Florian Sitzwohl, BSc

Email: florian.sitzwohl(at)students.boku.ac.at

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Valentin Stilc, BSc

Valentin Stilc, BSc

Email: valentin.stilc(at)students.boku.ac.at

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Verena Summerer, BSc

Verena Summerer, BSc

Email: verena.summerer(at)students.boku.ac.at

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Nadine Versell, BSc

Nadine Versell, BSc

Email: nadine.versell(at)students.boku.ac.at

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