In times of growing uncertainty and instability, regional research is vital to inform public debates and invoke appropriate policy responses and can once more be seen spearheading major efforts to provide the type of reliable, robust knowledge necessary to correct the opening up of gaps between people and places. The Regional Studies Association Winter Conference 2018 presents a timely opportunity to discuss and debate the important issues, to establish the need and nature of future research imperatives in the field, and to address the concerns and challenges confronting practitioners and policymakers.
The Regional Studies Association Europe's Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College will create a fertile environment to tackle current challenges, as well as training students and young researchers to collaborate and work across disciplines. It will focus on how ideas, theories, methods and data can be leveraged across disciplines for the purpose of scientific advancement. Applications are welcome from PhD candidates and post-docs who have been awarded a PhD in the past 5 years, from a variety of disciplines and institutional backgrounds.
This conference will give PhD students and early career researchers (within 5 years after finishing a PhD) the opportunity to network, collaborate and socialise with others working in regional and urban studies, planning, geography, politics, development studies, economics and related fields. This is an annually run conference and previous participants particularly valued the invaluable feedback received, new ideas and learning how to strategically develop and enhance their profiles for career progression.
Our diverse range of membership benefits include publications, funding opportunities and awards, open networks and collaborations, an expert register (not available to non-members), reduced members' rates for RSA events, conferences, discounted publications and much more. So why not join the leading and impactful community today?