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I am Deputy Vice-Chancellor of research and postgraduate education within the social sciences and humanities at Umeå University. I am also professor of social and economic geography.
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.
Dieter 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 Dieter 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 Doctoral School, the School of Sports Sciences and the University Library. He has previously been selected for Umeå University's Young Researcher Awards (2009).
Besides these scientific affiliations Dieter 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, Dieter 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.
Dieter Müller serves on the editorial board of the following journals: