Prof. Dr. Andreas Koch is the leader of the working group Social Geography at the University of Salzburg. In this context, he focuses on poverty, inequality, and exclusion as well as geographies of communications and telecommunications. An additional focus is on modeling, simulation, and visualization of social-spatial processes.
Andreas Koch was born in the German city of Freiburg im Breisgau. He studied Geography, Political Science, and Spatial Planning at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. In 2004, he completed his habilitation at the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH). Since then, he has been teaching at various universities, including Vienna University of Economics and Business, the Department of Geosciences at the University of Munich, at the University of Klagenfurt, as well as the Department of Informatics at the Royal Academy of Sciences in Sofia, Bulgaria. Since 2007, he is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Salzburg.
In addition, he is Deputy Head of the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) as well as Deputy Chair of Geocompass Salzburg.