Tim Rottleb
Associated Researcher | Economy and Civil Society

Since May 2018 Tim Rottleb has been working as a research associate for the Research Area “Economy and Civil Society” in the Junior Research Group “Constructing Transnational Spaces of Higher Education: International Branch Campus Development at the Interface of Network and Territorial Embeddedness”.

He completed his B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies with a focus on Political Science which was followed by a M.A. in Politics and Economics of the Middle East, both at Philipps University in Marburg. During his studies he was mainly interested in researching various forms of societal conflicts in the MENA region and their urban dimension. With his M.A. thesis he explored the interrelation of contested public space in Cairo and processes of urban development as a material-spatial condensation of class antagonisms in Egypt. During his Master studies he worked as a research assistant at the research project “Re-configurations” at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies in Marburg. In addition, he has gained experience in the field of international development by working for UN-Habitat in Cairo and the UN World Food Programme in Berlin.

Selected Publications by Year

2024
Schmidt, S., Stadermann, J., & Rottleb, T. (2024). Open Region: Regionale Problemlagen als Ausgangspunkte von Innovationen: Ausführlicher Abschlussbericht des Teilprojektes "Open Region" in der innovativen Hochschule "Innovation Hub 13 - Fast Track to Transfer".
Rottleb, T., Schulze, M., & Kleibert, J. M. (2024). Germany’s International Banch Campuses: Neoliberalising the Humboldtian University through the Backdoor? Compare. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2024.2333517
2023
Rottleb, T., & Schmidt, S. (2023, Oct). Wissenstransfer als kritische Infrastrukturierung: Vier Thesen zur Gestaltung von Wissenstransfer als Zusammenspiel von Wissenschaft und gesellschaftlicher Innovationsfähigkeit. Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. http://hdl.handle.net/10419/279789
Kleibert, J. M., Schulze, M., Rottleb, T., & Bobée, A. (2023). (Trans-)Regional Embeddedness and the Resilience of Offshore Campuses. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 10(1), 23-32. https://doi.org/10.1080/21681376.2022.2157323
Rottleb, T. (2023). Gateway Cities for Transnational Higher Education? Doha, Dubai and Ras al-Khaimah as Regional Amplifiers in Networks of the ‘Global Knowledge-Based Economy’. Global Networks, 23(4), 901-917. https://doi.org/10.1111/glob.12429
2022
Rottleb, T., Kleibert, J. M., & Schulze, M. (2022, Mar). Developing Successful Transnational Education Hubs: Key Challenges for Policy Makers. Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space. http://hdl.handle.net/10419/251349
Schulze, M., & Rottleb, T. (2022). Case Study: University Offshore Campuses and the Regional Development of Iskandar Malaysia. In J. Ilieva, N. Healey, V. Tsiligiris, C. Ziguras, P. Killingley, & W. Lawton (Eds.), The Value of Transnational Education Partnerships (pp. 52). British Council. https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/value_tne_fullreport.pdf
Daldrup, V., Madina, I., Rottleb, T., & Schmidt, S. (2022, Dec 8). Creating Impact – Wie können Hochschulen zu regionalen Transformationsprozessen beitragen? https://innohub13.de/creating-impact/
Rottleb, T., & Kleibert, J. M. (2022). Circulation and Containment in the Knowledge-based Economy: Transnational Education Zones in Dubai and Qatar. Environment and Planning A, 54(5), 930-948. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0308518X221077105
2021
Kleibert, J. M., Bobée, A., Rottleb, T., & Schulze, M. (2021). Transnational Education Zones: Towards an Urban Political Economy of ‘Education Cities’. Urban Studies, 58(14), 2845-2862. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098020962418
Kleibert, J. M., Rottleb, T., Schulze, M., & Bobée, A. (2021, Jun 10). Strategy First: Ten Questions to Answer before Starting an International Campus. Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space. https://leibniz-irs.de/fileadmin/user_upload/IRS_Dialog_Transferpublikationen/IRS_Dialog_Policy_Paper_2-2021.pdf
2020
Beadle, B., Do, S., El Youssoufi, D., Felder, D., Gorenflos López, J., Jahn, A., Pérez-Bosch Quesada, E., Rottleb, T., Rüter, F., Schanze, J-L., Stroppe, A-K., Thater, S., Verrière, A., & Weltin, M. (2020). Being a Doctoral Researcher in the Leibniz Association: 2019 Leibniz PhD Network Survey Report. Leibniz-Gemeinschaft. https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-69403-1
Kleibert, J. M., Bobée, A., Rottleb, T., & Schulze, M. (2020). Global Geographies of Offshore Campuses. Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. http://hdl.handle.net/10419/223315

Selected Publications by Type

Journal Article
Rottleb, T., Schulze, M., & Kleibert, J. M. (2024). Germany’s International Banch Campuses: Neoliberalising the Humboldtian University through the Backdoor? Compare. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2024.2333517
Kleibert, J. M., Schulze, M., Rottleb, T., & Bobée, A. (2023). (Trans-)Regional Embeddedness and the Resilience of Offshore Campuses. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 10(1), 23-32. https://doi.org/10.1080/21681376.2022.2157323
Rottleb, T. (2023). Gateway Cities for Transnational Higher Education? Doha, Dubai and Ras al-Khaimah as Regional Amplifiers in Networks of the ‘Global Knowledge-Based Economy’. Global Networks, 23(4), 901-917. https://doi.org/10.1111/glob.12429
Rottleb, T., & Kleibert, J. M. (2022). Circulation and Containment in the Knowledge-based Economy: Transnational Education Zones in Dubai and Qatar. Environment and Planning A, 54(5), 930-948. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0308518X221077105
Kleibert, J. M., Bobée, A., Rottleb, T., & Schulze, M. (2021). Transnational Education Zones: Towards an Urban Political Economy of ‘Education Cities’. Urban Studies, 58(14), 2845-2862. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098020962418
Contribution to Forum or Blog
Daldrup, V., Madina, I., Rottleb, T., & Schmidt, S. (2022, Dec 8). Creating Impact – Wie können Hochschulen zu regionalen Transformationsprozessen beitragen? https://innohub13.de/creating-impact/
Expertise / Position Paper / Policy Paper
Rottleb, T., & Schmidt, S. (2023, Oct). Wissenstransfer als kritische Infrastrukturierung: Vier Thesen zur Gestaltung von Wissenstransfer als Zusammenspiel von Wissenschaft und gesellschaftlicher Innovationsfähigkeit. Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. http://hdl.handle.net/10419/279789
Rottleb, T., Kleibert, J. M., & Schulze, M. (2022, Mar). Developing Successful Transnational Education Hubs: Key Challenges for Policy Makers. Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space. http://hdl.handle.net/10419/251349
Kleibert, J. M., Rottleb, T., Schulze, M., & Bobée, A. (2021, Jun 10). Strategy First: Ten Questions to Answer before Starting an International Campus. Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space. https://leibniz-irs.de/fileadmin/user_upload/IRS_Dialog_Transferpublikationen/IRS_Dialog_Policy_Paper_2-2021.pdf
Final or Preliminary Project Report (even if not published)
Schmidt, S., Stadermann, J., & Rottleb, T. (2024). Open Region: Regionale Problemlagen als Ausgangspunkte von Innovationen: Ausführlicher Abschlussbericht des Teilprojektes "Open Region" in der innovativen Hochschule "Innovation Hub 13 - Fast Track to Transfer".
Other Contribution to Book
Schulze, M., & Rottleb, T. (2022). Case Study: University Offshore Campuses and the Regional Development of Iskandar Malaysia. In J. Ilieva, N. Healey, V. Tsiligiris, C. Ziguras, P. Killingley, & W. Lawton (Eds.), The Value of Transnational Education Partnerships (pp. 52). British Council. https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/value_tne_fullreport.pdf
Other transfer publication
Beadle, B., Do, S., El Youssoufi, D., Felder, D., Gorenflos López, J., Jahn, A., Pérez-Bosch Quesada, E., Rottleb, T., Rüter, F., Schanze, J-L., Stroppe, A-K., Thater, S., Verrière, A., & Weltin, M. (2020). Being a Doctoral Researcher in the Leibniz Association: 2019 Leibniz PhD Network Survey Report. Leibniz-Gemeinschaft. https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-69403-1
Working Paper, Discussion Paper
Kleibert, J. M., Bobée, A., Rottleb, T., & Schulze, M. (2020). Global Geographies of Offshore Campuses. Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. http://hdl.handle.net/10419/223315

Talks

2022
Gateways for transnational higher education: How Doha, Dubai and Ras al-Khaimah embed their regional hinterlands in networks of the global knowledge-based economy

34. Deutscher Orientalistentag

September/15/2022
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Worlding Dubai as an International Education Hub: Offshore Campus Development and Urban Imaginaries of a Globalizing City

RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2022

August/31/2022
Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Gateway Cities of Transnational Higher Education? Doha, Dubai and Ras al-Khaimah as Regional Amplifiers in the Networks of the Global Knowledge-Based Economy

6th Global Conference on Economic Geography 2022

June/09/2022
Trinity College und University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Gateway cities of transnational higher education? Doha, Dubai and Ras al-Khaimah as regional amplifiers in the networks of global capitalism

Cosmopolis Lunch Seminar

March/31/2022
Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research, Department of Geography, Vrije Universiteit Brussel , Brüssel, Belgium

2021
Making a ‘knowledge city’: worlding Dubai through offshore campus development

AGAPS Graduate Student Workshop 2021

July/28/2021
online

Anticipated Benefits and Missed Opportunities of Offshore Campus Imports – Experiences from Southeast Asia and the Arab Gulf Region

Third TNE-Hub Research Symposium

March/31/2021
Hosted online by King's College London, London, United Kingdom

2019
Aufbau einer Wissensökonomie oder urbanes Spektakel? Die Rolle von Transnationalen Urbanen Bildungszonen in Dubai und Ras al-Khaimah

Deutscher Kongress für Geographie 2019

September/26/2019
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Transnational Urban Education Zones in the Context of Economic and Urban Development Strategies in the WANA Region

Gemeinsames Kolloquium IRS-Humboldt Universität Wirtschaftsgeographie

February/19/2019
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Geographisches Institut, Berlin, Germany

Building the Knowledge Economy, Transforming Cities? Transnational Urban Education Zones in the Nexus of Urban and National Economic Development Strategies in the Globalising West Asia and North Africa Region

International Workshop “Constructing Transnational Spaces of Higher Education”

January/11/2019
Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung, Erkner, Germany

2018
International Branch Campuses in the MENA-Region – Spatial Condensations of a Social Relationship of Forces

25. Internationaler DAVO-Kongress 2018

October/06/2018
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt | Campus Westend , Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Memberships

  • Leibniz PhD Network. Steering Committee (External organisation)

Tim Rottleb in the Media