Vita

Robert Hafner

born October 9, 1985

Education

[2012-2017]
 Innsbruck University (Austria): Geography (PhD)
[2009-2012] Innsbruck University (Austria): Geography: Global Change – Regional Sustainability (MSc)
Focus: Development Studies; Regional and Urban Research
[2008] Universidad de León (Spain): Geography, Economics (Erasmus semester)
[2007] Roskilde University (Denmark):
Regional and Urban Development in Europe (Erasmus semester)
[2007- ] Fernuniversität Hagen (Germany): Economics
[2006-2009] Malmö University (Sweden): International Programme for European Studies (BA)
[2000-2005] EURO-Class (A-level exams with honours) – Bilingual German-English
Focus: Marketing & International Business
Business School: Bundeshandelsakademie I Salzburg, Austria.
[1996-2000] Secondary School: Bundesrealgymnasium Bad Ischl, Austria.
[1992-1996] Primary School Rußbach im Salzkammergut, Austria.

Language Certificates

Awards

Sustainability Award 2022 (3rd place) by the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology and the Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research for the co-organisation of the lecture “Sustainability & Climate Change” at the University of Innsbruck, in cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL), Universiteit van Pretoria (ZA), University of Napoli Frederico II (I), Universität Duisburg-Essen (D), University of Rovira i Virgili (E), Copenhagen Business School (DK).

Österreichischer Nachwuchspreis für Entwicklungsforschung 2015 der Kommission für Entwicklungsforschung (KEF) [Austrian Award for Development Research].

Professional Experiences

Academic 

[03/2021-]Assistant Professor, Institute of Geography, Innsbruck University.
[10/2020-03/2021]University Assistant, Institute of Geography, Innsbruck University.
[03/2020-09/2020]Lecturer, Institute of Geography, Innsbruck University.
[10/2019-03/2020]Guest Professor, Institute of Geography and Regional Science, University of Graz, Austria.
[12/2018-09/2019]University Assistant, Institute of Geography and Regional Science, University of Graz, Austria.
[01/2018-12/2018]Independent Researcher financed by the Post-DocTrack Pilot Program of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
[07/2017-12/2017]PostDoc at Interreg Project Alpfoodway
[07/2014- 06/2017]  Project leader: The Risk of Inclusion.
Institute of Geography, Innsbruck University, Austria.

Teaching

[10/2021-12/2022] Lecture/Practice: Sustainability & Climate Change.
Aurora Universities Network course, Innsbruck University, Austria.
[10/2021-03/2022] Seminar: Aspects of Human-Technology-Environment Relations
Innsbruck University, Austria.
[10/2021-03/2022] Lecture/Practice: Techniques of Human Geography
Innsbruck University, Austria.
[03/2021-09/2021]Lecture: Human Geography Aspects of Global Change
Innsbruck University, Austria.
[03/2021-09/2021] Proseminar Human Geography: Political Geography
Innsbruck University, Austria.
[10/2020-03/2021] Seminar: Aspects of Human-Technology-Environment Relations
Innsbruck University, Austria.
[10/2020-03/2021] Lecture/Practice: Techniques of Human Geography
Innsbruck University, Austria.
[03/2020-09/2020] Excursion/Practice: Human Geography: Practice
Innsbruck University, Austria.
[10/2019-03/2020]Lecture: Globalization and Development
University of Graz, Austria
[10/2019-03/2020]Seminar in Food and Consumption: critical and alternative perspectives.
University of Graz, Austria
[12/2018-03/2019]Seminar in Human Geography (Political Geography an Development Research: the Global South)
University of Graz, Austria
[10/2017-03/2018]Proseminar Human Geography: Political Geography
Innsbruck University, Austria.
[04/2017-05/2017]Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility
Instituto Superior de Estudios Sociales, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina
[09/2015]Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility
International Development Studies, Department of Human Geography and Planning, Utrecht University, Netherlands
[03/2015-09/2015]Proseminar Human Geography1: Political Geography
Innsbruck University, Austria.
[11/2011]Lecturer
Akademie Handel e.V., Graz, Austria.
[10/2011-01/2012]Tutor „Special Geoinformatics“
Innsbruck University, Austria.
[03/2011-06/2011]Tutor „Applied Geoinformatics“
Innsbruck University, Austria.
[10/2010-01/2011]Tutor „Introduction to Geoinformatics“
Innsbruck University, Austria.
[11/2007]Lecturer
Malmö University, Sweden.
[02/2007-03/2007]Lecturer
Malmö University, Sweden.

Peer Review Activities

Editorial Board Member

Other Professional Experience

[03/2012-08/2012]
Executive Assistant: Center for Interamerican Studies
Innsbruck University, Austria.
[02/2012]NOC-Assistant at 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games
Innsbruck, Österreich.
[04/2009-06/2009]Assistant of the manager (internship)
Karplus S.A., Buenos Aires/Ushuaia, Argentina.
[04/2009-06/2009]Assistant of the Honorary Consul of Cameroon in Argentina
Buenos Aires/Ushuaia, Argentina
[06/2007-09/2008]CEO of Qinúa (international trade with guitars).
[07/2005-09/2006]Social service volunteer
Asociación Filantrópica Israelita / Hogar Hirsch, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
[06/2003]Intern
Spedition Schenker & CoAG, Salzburg, Austria.
[07/2002-08/2003]Summer job
Champ’s SuperValue (Supermarket), Killorglin, Ireland.