Marc Schulze
Research Associate | Dynamics of Economic Spaces

Marc Schulze joined the Leibniz Junior Research Group “Constructing Transnational Spaces of Higher Education: International Branch Campus Development at the Interface of Network and Territorial Embeddedness” in May 2018.

He studied Geography, Political Science and English Studies at the University of Freiburg (Germany), the University of Sheffield (UK) and the University of Strasbourg (France) and graduated from Freiburg University with a postgraduate thesis on the interplay between university development and local economic transformations using a case study of the English city of Sheffield. During his studies he worked as research and teaching assistant at the Department for Environmental Social Science and Geography of the University of Freiburg and the Geography Department of the University of Munich, and also gained practical experience in the fields of academic mobility programmes and university partnerships. After graduation he worked as teaching and research associate in Human Geography at the University of Freiburg. His current research focus is in Economic Geography with wider research interests in Political and Social Geography.

Research Interest and Expertise

Research Foci
Knowledge Economy
Global Production Networs
Political Geography
Economical Geography
Social Geography
Foci in Methods and Concepts
Document Analysis
Expert Interviews
Semi-Structured Interviews
Content Analysis


Ongoing Third-party Funded Projects

In the past twenty years, the number of students completing university studies in a foreign country has constantly been on the rise. In addition, many universities are investing in international branch campuses (IBCs) abroad. These are initial indices for a parallel globalisation of knowledge-intensive branches of the economy and of the university landscape. The Leibniz Junior Research Group “Constructing Transnational Spaces of Higher Education” (TRANSEDU) is concerned with the relationship between globalised economic processes and the internationalisation of the academic and research landscapes. more info

Ongoing Qualification Projects

Universities get access to national higher education markets in South East Asia through investments in offshore branches and international partnerships. How market access is regulated and how transnational networks are coupled with regional contexts is not only subject to temporal change. It is also of utmost economic and socio-cultural relevance to the actors involved. This PhD project examines these issues in the case regions of Malaysia and Singapore. more info

Selected Publications by Year

Selected Publications by Type

Other transfer publication


Widersprüche und Aushandlungen von Mobilitätserfahrungen durch WissenschaftlerInnen in Räumen transnationaler Hochschulbildung

Praktiken des Umgangs mit Mobilitätsanforderungen in der Arbeitswelt

Universität Bremen, Bremen, Germany