About me

I’m professor of tourism at West Coast University of Applied Sciences in Heide, Germany. I’m interested in the nexus between sustainable tourism, regional development and biodiversity conservation, and I have worked on these topics in academic teaching, research and consulting in Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caucasus. 



Prof. Dr. Julius Arnegger, Dipl.-Wirtsch.Geogr.

Born in 1980 in Freiburg, Germany



Current Position


International Tourism Management

West Coast University of Applied Sciences

Heide, Germany


Previous positions



Natural Resources Management & Environment

GFA Consulting Group GmbH

Hamburg, Germany



Principal Advisor

(Integrated Expert, German International Cooperation GIZ-CIM)

Research and Development Department

Azerbaijan Tourism and Management University, Baku




Researcher, lecturer

Institute of Geography

JMU Würzburg, Germany




Institute of Economic Geography

LMU Munich



I'm interested in the following topics in consulting and research:

Tourism, especially ecotourism

Protected area management and sustainable use of natural resources

Sustainable Development

Regional Economics

Image and marketing of destinations


Member of the World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN WCPA)

Member of the Sector Dialogue Tourism for Sustainable Development




PhD project "Protected Areas, the Tourist Bubble and Regional Economic Development. Two Case Studies from Mexico and Morocco."

Advisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hubert Job, JMU Würzburg

Doctor's degree received Feb 2014



Studies in Economic Geography at LMU Munich and UAM Madrid

2007 LMU Munich: Diplom (equ. to MSc.) in Economic Geography