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Stefan Gössling

Professor in Service Management and Service Studies, Lund University

Stefan Gössling is a professor at the Department of Service Management and Service Studies, Lund University and the School of Business and Economics at Linnaeus University, Kalmar. He works with tourism and transport in the context of sustainability, and is specifically interested in climate change, transport policies, transport psychology, and transport economics. Stefan has worked in a wide range of countries in the European Union, the Middle East, East Africa/Western Indian Ocean, and the Caribbean.

He holds a BSc in biology and a MSc in geography, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster (Germany). He received a doctoral degree in Human Ecology from Lund University, Sweden, in 2001. In between 2002-2003, he was a postdoc at the Department of Cultural Geography, Freiburg University, Germany. Stefan was appointed Associate Professor in Human Ecology and Cultural Geography at Lund University in 2005. He was promoted to Professor in Human Ecology at Lund University in 2008, and also holds a Professorship in Tourism Research at Kalmar University since 2009.


  • –present
    Professor, Research Coordinator for the Centre for Sustainable Tourism, Western Norway Research Institute