Matthias Drilling

Prof. Dr. Matthias Drilling – Autor der Zeitschrift Jusletter IT


  • 2007 – 2009
    MAS in Spatial Planning, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH (Zürich, Switzerland)
    Main Fields of Study: Urban Sustainability, Smart Cities, Social Dimensions of Living; Certification Systems of Sustainability
  • 2001 – 2004
    PhD, Dr. rer. nat., Faculty of Forest and Environmental Sciences Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg (Freiburg, Germany) Topic: Young Urban Poor – acting under the conditions of individualization, life-style and urbanity. Summa cum laude, Pfizer dissertation prize 2005
  • 1987 – 1993
    M.A. in Geography and Economics, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg (Freiburg, Germany) i.Br. (D), Main Fields of Study: Urban Social Geography, Development Economies, Property Rights Theory, Research Design (qualitative and quantitative)


Employment History

  • Since 2010
    Head of Institute for Social Planning and Urban Development, University of Applied Sciences North Western Switzerland, School of Social Work; Member of the board of directors.
    Main fields: Research Management, Poverty Research, Urban Sustainable Development Research
  • Since 2010
    Lecturer Institute of Geography, Dep. Human Geography, University of Basel Switzerland.
    Courses: Spatial Area Analysis, Theories of Space, Urban Social Geography.
  • 1999 – 2009
    Senior researcher, project leader and lecturer, Institute for Social Planning and Urban Development, University of Applied Sciences North Western Switzerland.
    Main fields of study: Urban social development, theory of space, neighbourhood renewal programmes, quality of live, research on poverty and poverty alleviation programmes
  • 1997 – 1999
    Research Assistant, Institute of Inter-Faculty Research on General Ecology IKAÖ, University of Berne (Berne, Switzerland, Prof. Dr. R. Kaufmann-Hayoz).
    Main fields of study: inter- and transdisciplinary research, evaluation criteria for sustainable oriented curricula
  • 1995 – 1997
    Research Assistant, Institute of Philosophy, University of Basel (Switzerland, Prof. Dr. A. Cesana).
    Main fields of study: general propaedeutic for interdisciplinary curricula and courses
  • 1993 – 1995
    Research Assistant and lecturer, Institute of Geography, Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany), Dep. Economic and Applied Geography (Prof. Dr. Peter Sedlacek).
    Main fields of study: Economies and social systems in transformation, quality of live (surveys and reports), theory of human geography


A complete list of Matthias Drillings publications can be found here.