Samhällsvetarhuset, Plan 3 & 4 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Deputy Vice-chancellor Dieter Müller is responsible for research, postgraduate education and outreach within the social sciences and humanities at Umeå University. Being the chairman of the Arctic Center (ARCUM) and UB, is part of his assignment. He is a professor of social and economic geography and past dean at the Faculty of Social Sciences. In his research, Dieter Müller works on issues related to tourism, mobility and regional development not least in northern areas.
Dieter K. Müller holds a PhD from Umeå University and is now employed as professor. Currently, he is Deputy Vice-chancellor with special responsibility for research, research education and outreach within the Social Sciences and the Humanities.
Müller has research interests with respect to tourism and regional development, mobility and tourism in peripheral areas. His research interests specifically include almost all aspects of second homes and second home related mobility, Sami tourism, nature-based tourism, tourism labor markets, regional development and rural change particularly in Northern peripheries and Polar areas. A list of publications and bibliometric information is available on Google Scholar and a movie on his work on tourism in northern areas produced for TV4 News can be watched on YouTube.
Currently Müller is project leader for the following research projects:
Dieter K. Müller is the chair of International Geographical Union's Commission on Tourism, Leisure and Global Change and has been a founding member of the International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN). Moreover, he is the chairperson of the board of the Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University (ARCUM), the Industrial Docitoal School, the School of Sport Sciences and the University Library. He has previously been selected for Umeå University's Young Researcher Awards (2009).
Besides these scientific affiliations Müller has been board member of 'Stiftelsen för kunskapsfrämjande i turism' (Foundation for the promotion of excellence in tourism), annually selecting the winner of Sweden's Great Tourism Award and the Scientific Advisory Board of 'Landsbygdsnätverket' (The Swedish Rural Network).
Moreover, Müller is one of the editors for Geographies of Tourism and Global Change, a book series published by Springer, and Resource editor for the Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism.
Furthermore Müller serves on the editorial board of the following journals:
Current international cooperation implies links to researchers at the following research institutions: