Ao. Univ.-Prof. (retd.), Univ.-Doz. Dr. Heinz Nissel 

Born 1943; National Service in the Austrian Armed Forces 1962/63; read Geography, Sociology and Philosophy at Vienna University; Postgraduate Studies 1970/71 at Bombay University; PhD 1974, Vienna University; 1974-1988: Universities at Cologne, Berlin (TU) and Marburg; from 1990: Vienna University, Institute for Geography and Regional Studies; 2000-2009 ao Prof; continued to be active in research and teaching; since 2002: member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Austrian Ministry of Defence, visiting professor in Mumbay, Münster, Berlin (Humboldt) and Klagenfurt; founding member of the Orient Academy, Vienna; on the committee of the Austrian Geographic Society, the Society for Technology Policy and the Austro-Indian Society; research focus on: political geography, geopolitics, urban research (esp. megacities), India; numerous publications; e-mail: heinz.nissel@univie.ac.at.