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Dr. Carola Fricke

Senior Lecturer (Akademische Rätin auf Zeit)
E-Mail: carola.fricke[at]
Phone: ++49(0)761 203-97874
Room: 02018


Research interests

  • Urban and Metropolitan Studies
  • Geographies of Housing
  • Cross-border cooperation
  • Qualitative and interpretative research

Lecturing and teaching activities (selection)

  • Courses: Urban geography and metropolitan studies (metropolitan regions, geographies of housing, cross-border cooperation)
  • Projects in urban and regional planning (urban policy, governance, cooperation)
  • Excursions: Freiburg, Upper Rhine Valley, Berlin & surroundings, Ruhr Area, Randstad (Netherlands)


  • Member, European Urban Research Association (EURA) (
  • Member, Regional Studies Association (RSA) (
  • Member, Regional Working Group Baden-Württemberg, Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association (ARL) (ürttemberg)
  • Member, Verband für Geographie an deutschsprachigen Hochschulen und Forschungseinrichtungen (VGDH)
  • Member and treasurer, Gesellschaft für Geographie und Ethnologie in Freiburg e.V. (GGE)
  • Reviewer for academic journals (selection): Regional Studies, Urban Research and Practice, European Planning Studies, Regional & Federal Studies, Raumforschung und Raumordnung

Scholarships and awards

  • 04/2019 Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Freiburg, grant for presenting at the American Association of Geographers in Washington D.C.
  • 07/2016 teaching award of the Institute of Urban and Regional Planning, TU Berlin, for the results and final presentation of a student project on cross-border cooperation
  • 2015 and 2016 DAAD Rise Scholarship for tutoring a DAAD student internship
  • 02/2014 DAAD Promos Scholarship for participating in the methodological course on qualitative interpretive methods by the European Consortium for Political Research in Vienna
  • 06/2011 Werner-Ernst Award of the Förderkreis für Raum- und Umweltforschung (FRAU) on the topic spatial development in Europe 2020


  • since 04/2018
   since 04/2018 Senior Lecturer (Akademische Rätin auf Zeit), Institute of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography, University of Freiburg
  • 04/2018
   PhD (Dr. phil.), “The European Dimension of Metropolitan Policies Policy Learning and Reframing of Metropolitan Regions in the Context of Europeanisation”
  • 03/2017 – 03/2018
   Academic staff member and lecturer, Institute of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography, University of Freiburg
  • 06/2012-02/2017
   Academic staff member and lecturer at the Institute of Urban and Regional Planning, Berlin University of Technology
  • 10/2011 – 05/2012
   Academic staff member and lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Freiburg
  • 07/2011
   Graduation (Magister Artium) in Political Science, Geography and Public Law, University of Freiburg