Hello. I am Huib Ernste and I am a professor of Geography at the Radboud Univeristy in Nijmegen. I am interested in the effects of borders (in the broadest sense) on regional planning developments. I am working on the fields of:

  • regional planning developments and the people behind them (citizens, entrepreneurs and institutional actors);
  • identity and significance of places and regions;
  • European integration, internationalization, network society;
  • theory-based policy evaluations and statistical analyses

I formulate my research questions on the basis of topical issues. How has 9/11 affected geopolitics? What effects did the introduction of the Euro have on the flow of goods and services? What are the advantages of living and doing business in a border region? What are the effects of paid parking on the choice of transport mode?

Work Experience


I did my MSc. in Geography at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. After my master graduation, I did my PhD in Natural Sciences Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ).

Nowadays I am a Guest Professor in Human Geography at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands; the University of Salzburg, Austria; the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA; and the University of Münster, Germany.

I have more than 30 years experience in teaching research methods, both quantitative statistical methods as well as qualitative methods.



I have a beautiful 3-room appartment in Wiler (Lötschental) in Switzerland. You can book it via Lö

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