Frank Witlox holds a PhD in Urban Planning (Eindhoven University of Technology, promotor Harry Timmermans), a Master’s Degree in Applied Economics and a Master’s Degree in Maritime Sciences (both University of Antwerp).
Currently, he is a Senior Full Professor of Economic Geography and Head of Department at the Department of Geography of Ghent University.
In a recent study by Stanford University (Ioannidis et al., 2020) Frank Witlox ranks among the top 2% scientists in the world in the field of Economic and Social Sciences (Logistics and Transportation). Frank ranks 64/21274. In 2021 Clarivate identified Frank Witlox as a Highly Cited Researcher 2021 in the field of Social Sciences, implying that his publications rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index.
In recognition to the field, he received two honorary doctorates, one in 2018 from the University of Tartu (Estonia) and one in 2020 from the Odessa National Polytechnic University (Ukraine)
274 Web-of-Science papers (7144 citations; h-index 48)
1050 Google Scholar contributions (16092 Google Scholar Citations; h-index 71)