Ph.D., University of Vienna (1931). Research Fellow, Penck-Foundation. Appointed 1937.
From Register - University of California - Summer Sessions, 1936:
Walter Hacker, Ph.D., Professor of Geography, The National Central University, Nanking, China. Ph.D., University of Vienna, Assistant in Geography, University of Vienna; Professor of Geography, The National Central University, 1933-36. Studies on the Physical Geography of the Alps; expeditions into the far interior of China.