Working Group Economic Geography

Eduardo Henrique Da Silva Oliveira


  Post-Doctoral Research Associate
(Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter mit
Zielrichtung Habilitation)
Room 02.005, second floor
Phone +49 431 880-2438
Fax +49 431 880-5290

Geographisches Institut
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Ludwig-Meyn-Str. 8
24118 Kiel

Office hours

Every Wednesday 16.00-18.00 (via Zoom)



Focus of Research


  • Strategic spatial planning
  • Regional Governance
  • Strategy-driven and context-sensitive frameworks for sustainable territorial governance


His prime scientific interests are within the fields of spatial planning instruments such as strategic spatial planning and place branding and regional development concepts as constructing regional advantage and regional attractiveness, and the embedding of these in territorial governance systems. His current research focuses on analysing the effectiveness strategic spatial planning instruments in supporting the social and economic development of less developed regions and local communities within, whilst assessing its effect on environmental sustainability. At the EG Working Group, he aims to investigate the relationship between strategy-driven and context-sensitive frameworks for sustainable territorial governance as catalysts of regional development. He holds M.Sc. from the University of Minho in Portugal and University Science Malaysia, and a Ph.D. from the University Groningen, the Netherlands. He held positions at the University Louvain, Belgium and Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL.



Qualification & Employment


  • 2016: Ph.D. in Strategic Spatial Planning, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
  • 2011: M.Sc. in Marketing and Strategiv Management, University of Minho, Portugal
  • 2010: Master of Arts in Strategic Management, University Science Malaysia, Malaysia
  • 2008: Post-Graduation in Tourism and Regional Development, The Catholic University of Portugal
  • 2004: Degree in Human Geography and Planning, University of Minho, Portugal


Working Experience

  • 2018 - 2020: Postdoctoral research at the Earth and Life Institute, University of Louvain (MIDLAND project)
  • 2016 - 2018: Postdoctoral research at the Land Change Science Research Unit, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL (CONCUR project)
  • 2006-2010: Research assistant at Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE), School of Economics and Management, University of Minho
  • 2004-2005: Project manager at the tourism planning department, Municipality of Póvoa de Lanhoso, Braga