Tobias Chilla

Prof. Dr. Tobias Chilla

Department of Geography
Professur für Geographie (Prof. Dr. Chilla )

Room: Room 03.126
Wetterkreuz 15
91058 Erlangen

on appointment

Coordination of the Working Group Regional Development


Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2012: Full Professor of Geography, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • March – July 2016: Visiting Researcher at the European Academy – EURAC in Bolzano, Institute for Regional Development
  • 2008-2012 Assistant Chercheur, University of Luxembourg (in parallel: Habilitation at the University of the Saarland)
  • 2005-2008:Post-doc, Bamberg University
  • 2004-2005: Post-doc, University of Cologne
  • 2004: Consultant, Düsseldorf
  • 2000-2004: Scientific Assistant, University of Cologne, Dissertation 2004
  • 1994-2000 Diploma Studies in Geography, Law, Urban Planning in Cologne and Bonn
  • born 1973



My team has a research focus on European Spatial Developement/ Border Studies and Regional Economic Geography. For more info and current projects see Working Group Regional Development.


All courses can be found here: Informationssystem der Friedrich-Alexander-Univesität Erlangen-Nürnberg – UnivIS.

Online Course in Regional Development: Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern (VHB).

More info


  • VGDH (Verband der Geographen an deutschen Hochschulen)
  • DVAG (Deutscher Verband für Angewandte Geographie) –  Regionalforum Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • ARL (Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung)
  • Fränkische Geographische Gesellschaft – Vorstand
  • EPS (European Planning Studies): Member of the Board
  • Reviewer for European Planning Studies, Planning Practice and Research, Cities, …