Ao. Univ.-Prof. i.R. Mag. Dr. Karl Husa

Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna
A-1010 Vienna, Universitätsstraße 7/4, Zi. C 529

T: +43-1-4277-48632

Email: karl.husa@univie.ac.at

Education
  • 1960 – 1968 Secondary School in 1170 Vienna, RG Geblergasse; graduation June 1968 (summa cum laude)
  • 1969 – 1974/75: Studies of Geography and English at the University of Vienna, Austria final examinations in autumn 1974, graduation as "Master of Natural Science" (Mag. rer. nat.)
  • 1983 Graduation as Dr. phil. (PhD) with a doctoral thesis on internal migration, residential mobility and suburbanization processes in the Vienna Region
  • 1988 Tenure ("Venia Docendi" in Human Geography) after presenting a monograph ("Habilitation Thesis") on "Spatial mobility in Third World Countries as a complex phenomenon: The example of Thailand"
Job Career
  • 1974 – 1975 Research fellow at the University of Vienna, Department of Geography
  • 1975 – 1979 University Assistant
  • 1979 – 1988 University Assistant and Lecturer
  • June 1988 Tenure, Assistant professor at the Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna until June 1996
  • June 1996 Associate Professor at the Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna
  • since 2002 Head of the Asia Research Group of the Dept. of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna
  • October 2009 – 2014: board member of the interdisciplinary research platform on „Migration and Integration“ of the University of Vienna
  • since 2011: Deputy ASEA-UNINET representative of the University of Vienna
  • since February 2016: Foreign Expert, Suan Dusit University, Hua Hin, Thailand
Current Research Interests
  • intersections of tourism and migration, retirement migration and longstay tourism
  • population geography, theory and dynamics of population change, spatial demography
  • dynamics and spatial patterns of internal and international migration
  • theory, dynamics and spatial patterns of fertility decline and population ageing
  • socio-demographic transformation processes
Main Fields of Teaching
  • Population Geography, Migration Research, Tourism and Leisure Research, Development Problems and Regional Disparities in Third World Countries (regional focus: Southeast Asia)
  • Excursion abroad: Organisation and scientific support of numerous excursions to Italy, Germany Switzerland, Tunesia, Algeria, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, India, Nepal, Lao PDR, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong SAR
  • Lectures abroad: lectures on various topics (mainly population geography) at several universities in Europe, India and Southeast and East Asia
Scientific Reviews and Consulting / Membership and Activities in Scientific Societies
  • Austrian Geographical Society · Population Reference Bureau (PRB), Washington D. C.
  • Thai-Austrian Society · Working Group "Southeast Asia" of the "German Geographical Society" (DGfG)
  • SEAS - Working Group "Promotion of Southeast Asian Studies" - Verein zur wissenschaftlichen Foerderung suedostasiatischer Anliegen (honorary member)
  • Editorial Board: HSK - Internationale Entwicklung (since 1996)
  • Editorial Board: Edition Weltregionen (since 2003)
  • Editorial Board: Konzepte und Kontroversen. Geschichte - Geographie - Politische Bildung (since 2004)
  • Editorial Board: Suan Dusit University Research Journal, Thailand - Humanities and Social Sciences (since 2014)
  • Referee for scientific journals: Statistische Nachrichten, Erdkunde, Die Erde, Revue Geographie Belge, SDU Research Journal - Humanities and Social Sciences, Journal of Population and Social Studies (JPSS)
  • Referee for projects: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG (since 2008)
  • Scientific Supervisor for OAD, ASEA-UNINET and EURASIA-PACIFIC UNINET: supervisor for visiting scientists from PR China and Southeast Asia (especially Thailand)

Publications

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Husa, K, Korff, H-R & Wohlschlägl, H 2018, Einleitung. in K Husa, H-R Korff & H Wohlschlägl (Hrsg.), Südostasien – Gesellschaften, Räume und Entwicklung. Bd. 25, Edition Weltregionen, Bd. 25, New Academic Press, S. 7-12.


Husa, K & Wohlschlägl, H 2018, Kulis, Gastarbeiter, Immigranten – 150 Jahre Arbeitsmigration in Südostasien. in K Husa, H-R Korff & H Wohlschlägl (Hrsg.), Südostasien – Gesellschaften, Räume und Entwicklung. Edition Weltregionen, Bd. 25, New Academic Press, Wien, S. 218-244.


Husa, K, Korff, H-R & Wohlschlägl, H (Hrsg.) 2018, Südostasien – Gesellschaften, Räume und Entwicklung. Edition Weltregionen, Bd. 25, Bd. 25, New Academic Press, Wien.


Husa, K & Wohlschlägl, H 2018, Vom Kinderreichtum zur Alterung – Bevölkerungsentwicklung und demographischer Wandel in Südostasien. in Südostasien – Gesellschaften, Räume und Entwicklung. Edition Weltregionen, Bd. 25, New Academic Press, Wien, S. 179-217.


Husa, K & Wohlschlägl, H 2017, Different Immigrant Groups, Different Issues:Three Case Studies from Thailand – An Introduction. in K Husa & H Wohlschlägl (Hrsg.), Hill Tribes, Labour Migrants, Foreign Retirees: Different Immigrant Groups, Different Problems: Three Case Studies from Thailand. Abhandlungen zur Geographie und Regioalforschung, Bd. 21, Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung, Wien, S. 7-9.


Husa, K & Wohlschlägl, H (Hrsg.) 2017, Hill Tribes, Labour Migrants, Foreign Retirees: Different Immigrant Groups, Different Problems: Three Case Studies from Thailand. Abhandlungen zur Geographie und Regionalforschung, Bd. 21, Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung, Wien.


Plubrukarn, A, Chanthathamrongsiri, N, Husa, K & Brecker, L 2015, 'Marine Natural Products', Nachrichten aus der Chemie, Jg. 63, Nr. 2, S. 199–201. doi.org/10.1002/nadc.201590073


Husa, K & Wohlschlägl, H 2014, Global Markets – Local Consequences: The Migration of Labour in Southeast Asia Since the Mid-Nineteenth Century. in Southeast Asian Mobility Transitions: Issues and Trends in Migration and Tourism. Bd. 19, Abhandlungen zur Geographie und Regionalforschung, Bd. 19, Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung, S. 17-34.


Vielhaber, C, Husa, K, Jöstl, J, Krisztina, V & Birgit, W 2014, Paradise Found? Experiences of Farang Retirement Migrants in Hua Hin and Cha-am, Thailand. in Southeast Asian Mobility Transitions: Issues and Trends in Migration and Tourism. Bd. 19, Abhandlungen zur Geographie und Regionalforschung, Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung, S. 168-195.


Husa, K, Vielhaber, C, Jöstl, J, Krisztina, V & Birgit, W 2014, Searching for Paradise? International Retirement Migration to Thailand – A Case Study of Hua Hin and Cha-am. in Southeast Asian Mobility Transitions: Issues and Trends in Migration and Tourism. Bd. 19, Abhandlungen zur Geographie und Regionalforschung, Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung, S. 137-167.


Husa, K, Trupp, A & Wohlschlägl, H 2014, Southeast Asian Mobility Transitions – An Introduction. in Southeast Asian Mobility Transitions: Issues and Trends in Migration and Tourism. Bd. 19, Abhandlungen zur Geographie und Regionalforschung, Bd. 19, Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung, Wien, S. 7-16.


Husa, K, Trupp, A & Wohlschlägl, H (Hrsg.) 2014, Southeast Asian Mobility Transitions: Issues and Trends in Migration and Tourism. Abhandlungen zur Geographie und Regionalforschung, Bd. 19, Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung, Wien.


Husa, K, Rumpolt, PA & Wohlschlägl, H 2011, Auf dem Weg zur siebenten Milliarde: Schlaglichter der Weltbevölkerungsentwicklung bis zum Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts. in Weltbevölkerung: Zu viele, zu wenige, schlecht verteilt?. Unknown publisher, S. 12-38.


Husa, K & Wohlschlägl, H 2011, Der Alterungsprozess der Bevölkerung in Südost- und Ostasien: die neue demographische Herausforderung des 21. Jahrhunderts? in Südost- und Südasien. Abhandlungen zur Geographie und Regionalforschung, Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung, S. 43-80.


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