Prof. em. Hans-Peter Müller

OriginBorn in a small town in northeastern Switzerland; grown-up in Zurich.
EducationPhD in geography, cultural anthropology and sociology at the University of Zurich.
1983-2005Full professor at the Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Zurich.
InterestsTheories of development, developing countries, cross-cultural analysis,voyages.

Assignments outside Europe

Cameroon4 years: Evaluation of village drinking water supplies in Western Cameroon; supporting the setup of farmer cooperatives with the Swiss Development Corporation in Eastern Cameroon; research.
Namibia3 years: HIV/AIDS prevention at the University of Windhoek.
Sri Lanka 1,5 years: Surveys and research related to management of irrigation systems, gender relations and women migration.
Bangladesh1,5 years: Camp management with UNHCR (High Commissioner for Refugees).
Pakistan1 year: With UNHCR.
Bhutan6 months: With Asian Development Bank for Government Service Development.
Supervision of academic research in various countries in Africa, Asia and Cuba.
Last adventureDriving home by car from Namibia to Switzerland (in 2009)