Team

In many cases, the problems and challenges of our clients can only be addressed appropriately by combining various specific skills. We meet these requirements with our multidisciplinary praxis and solutions-oriented team. If  necessary, we complement our expertise by additional in-depth knowledge from our network of partners, e.g. in the fields of natural sciences or engineering.

The TAURUS ECO Consulting team includes scientific experts from the fields of economics and sociology as well as geography and urban and regional planning. In general, we collaborate in project teams.

 

 

Klaus SauerbornDr. Klaus Sauerborn

Managing Director (Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter)

Tel.: +49-(0)651-60141021

Email: klaus.sauerborn [at] taurus-eco.de
Skype: Mein Status

Fields of expertise

  • Regional economic development and regional innovation
  • EU Structural Funds Programmes (ERDF)
  • Environmental research and consulting, in particular regarding social and economic aspects
  • Evaluation

 

Curriculum vitae

1981 - 1987 Studies in Sociology, Economics, Political science and Business Administration at the University of Trier, Diplom-Soziologe (Sociologist, final degree) in economics.
1990 - 1995 Junior Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Trier, Department of Economics and Social Science
1994 - 1995 Training as regional counsellor in moderation and civil service
since 1995 Founding member and project director, member of the board of the TAURUS-Institute.
2005 PhD in Sociology   
Since 2009 Founding member and managing director of TAURUS ECO Consulting

 

 

Harald SpehlProf. Dr. Harald Spehl

Founding Member

Tel.: +49-(0)6131-2506960
Email: spehl [at] uni-trier.de

Fields of expertise

  • Concept and control of success of the regional theory and regional politics
  • Cooperation and coordination in the economy and the public administration
  • Ecological economics

 

Curriculum vitae

1962 - 1967 Studies in Economics at the Universities of Münster, Berlin and Rosario (Argentina)
1967 - 1973 Researcher at the Universities of Münster and Cologne
1971 PhD in Economics in Münster
1973 - 1974 Professorship at the University of Dortmund, at the faculty of spatial planning, in economics, especially regional economics.
1975 - 2007 Professorship at the University of Trier focused on urban and regional economics.
since 1995 Chairman of the TAURUS-Institute (Environmental, Regional and Economic Researc and Consultancy)
since 2009 Founding member of TAURUS ECO Consulting and TAURUS PRO

 

 

 

Jan MaurerJan Maurer

Senior Consultant

Tel.: +49-(0)6421-9998897
Email: jan.maurer [at] taurus-eco.de
Skype: Mein Status

Fields of expertise

  • EU Structural Funds Programmes (ERDF and ESF)
  • Evaluation
  • Regional economic development and regional innovation

 

Curriculum vitae

1996 - 1998 Training in business administration (focus wholesale and export trade)
1998 - 2004 Master of Arts studies in Sociology and social and economic history at the Philipps-University Marburg.
2005 - 2008 Research fellow at TAURUS-Institute at the University of Trier
since 2009 Consultant at TAURUS ECO Consulting

 

 

 

Oliver MühlhanOliver Mühlhan

Senior Consultant

Tel.: +49-(0)651-201-3270
Email: oliver.muehlhan [at] taurus-eco.de
Skype: Mein Status

Fields of expertise

  • Regional development
  • EU Structural Funds Programmes (ERDF, INTERREG, LEADER)
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Evaluation

 

Curriculum vitae

1996 - 2004 Study of Spatial Planning at the University of Dortmund (contemporary TU Dortmund) with diploma in engineering
2004 - 2006 Freelance work
2006 - 2011 Research fellow at TAURUS-Institute at the University of Trier
since 2012 Consultant at TAURUS ECO Consulting

 

 

 

Christian SchulzChristian Schulz

Consultant

Tel.: +49-(0)651-60141023

Email: christian.schulz[at] taurus-eco.de
Skype: Mein Status

Fields of expertise

  • EU Structural Policy, especially ERDF
  • Regional Economics
  • Climate- and Energy policy
  • Evaluation

 

Curriculum vitae

2002 - 2008 Studies of Economics at the University of Trier, focus on Urban- and Regional Economics, Economic policy, development politics (final degree: Economist)
2009 Temporary Management of the Department „Economics, Technology, Infrastructure“  at the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL) in Hannover
2010 - 2012 Member of research staff in Leibniz-funded Research Project „Energetic Renewal and Urban Development” at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)
since 2012 Doctorate with a focus on Real Estate Economics in the Subject Area Real Estate Property`s Energetic Quality and the German Rental Housing Market
since 2012 Consultant at TAURUS ECO Consulting

 

 

 

Bernhard Fink

Bernhard Fink

Consultant

Tel.: +49-(0)651-201-3127
Email: bernhard.fink[at] taurus-eco.de
Skype: Mein Status

Fields of expertise

  • Strategic Environmental Assessment

 

 

 

Curriculum vitae

1998 - 2007 Studies of physical geography with focus on hydrology and soil science at the University of Trier
2005 - 2007 Student assistance at the TAURUS-Institute at the University of Trier
2007 - 2008 freelance work
since 2009 Consultant at TAURUS ECO Consulting

 

 

 

 

Joscha Grüger

IT-Specialist

Tel.: -
Email: joscha.grueger[at] taurus-eco.de
Skype:

Fields of expertise

  • Sofware design and draft
  • Software development
  • Internetbased systems
  • Administration and maintenance

 

Curriculum vitae

2007 - 2010 Training in apllication development
2010 - 2012 Software developer and service administrator
sind 2011 IT-Specialist at TAURUS ECO Consulting
since 2012 Studies of computer sciences (B.Sc.) at the University of Trier