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prof. dr. D. (Dirk) Strijker

em. Professor Cultural Geography (Faculty of Spatial Sciences, Chairholder Mansholtchair for Rural Development)
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Dr. Dirk Strijker (1953) is professor in Rural Development ( the Mansholt-chair) , and deputy chair of the department of Cultural Geography at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He has his university degree in Agricultural Economics from Groningen and has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Amsterdam for a thesis on the influence of the EU agricultural policy on the spatial patterns of agricultural production. He worked at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Groningen (1980-1983 and 1988-2003), and at the Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI) in The Hague (1983-1988). He published on various subjects, especially on the economic and spatial aspects of agriculture and agricultural policy, and  the relations between agriculture, nature and rural development, and on topics related to sense of place. He has professional relations with many researchers and research related institutions all over the world.

Professional experience

2011- 2017: deputy chair of the Department of Cultural Geography

2008-2011:  Chair of the department of Cultural Geography
Faculty of Spatial Sciences, Groningen University

2005-: Professor Rural Development (the Mansholt-chair of the University of Groningen)

Faculty of Spatial Sciences

P.O.-box 800, NL – 9700 AV, Groningen

2003 - 05: Universitair docent Economic Geography

Groningen University, Faculty of Spatial Sciences

1988 - 03 : Universitair docent Regional and Agricultural Economics

Groningen University, Faculty of Economics,

1983-88: Researcher International Trade and Policy Analysis

Agricultural Economic Research Institute (LEI),

Dept. General Economics, The Hague (NL)

1979-83: Researcher Agricultural Economics

Groningen University, Faculty of Economics, Institute for Economic Research

1980: Visiting researcher at the Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen, Germany

Fachbereich Agrarwissenschaften

1976-79: Research-Assistant

Groningen University , Faculty of Economics, Institute for Economic Research

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