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.

Marc Schulze studied Geography, Political Science and English at the University of Freiburg (Germany), the University of Sheffield (UK) and the University of Strasbourg (France). In 2016, he graduated from Freiburg University with a postgraduate thesis on the interplay between universities and regional transformations. During the following years, he gained practical and research experience in the field of mobility programmes, cooperation and internationalisation of universities through his work as Research Assistant at the University of Munich and Teaching and Research Associate at the University of Freiburg. His current research is in the broad field of Geography of Knowledge, Science and Education and Political Geography.

Research Interest and Expertise

Research Foci
Knowledge Economy
Political Geography
Economical Geography
Foci in Methods and Concepts
Document Analysis
Expert Interviews
Semi-Structured Interviews


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


Widersprüche und Aushandlungen von Mobilitätserfahrungen durch WissenschaftlerInnen in Räumen transnationaler Hochschulbildung

Praktiken des Umgangs mit Mobilitätsanforderungen in der Arbeitswelt

Universität Bremen, Bremen, Germany


Now, you can learn about research on society and space by listening online. On May 8th 2019, the new IRS podcast "Society@Space“ was launched with its first episode "Welcome to Nottingham, Malaysia“. In it, three internationally renowned guests of IRS, who did research on the globalisation of higher education, talk about their work: Sarah Hall (Nottingham, UK), Francis Collings (Waikato, New Zealand) amd Kris Olds (Madison, USA) were in Erkner in early January of 2019 following an invitation by Jana Kleibert (IRS) to coach three PhD students working in the Leibniz Junior Research Group TRANSEDU. more info