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Our 2023 Fellowship Research Grant (FeRSA) was awarded to Fumi Kitagawa, City-Region Economic Development Institute (City-REDI), University of Birmingham for the following project: Supporting Regions towards Net-Zero Journeys: Alignment of Strategies and Transformation between Universities and their Places Supported by the FeRSA Grant, this project aims to investigate dynamic relationships between universities and places throughout […]

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February saw the international conference on regional development in South America: empowering knowledge flows and collaboration networks organised by the RSA funded Research Network Knowledge, Innovation and Regional Development in South America (KIRDSA) with support from the Universidad de la República, the Young Scholar Initiative and the RSA’s Latin America Division. The conference was held […]

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The RSA’s newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alan Kinder has written an introductory message to all RSA members. In his message, Alan set out three significant ‘points of connection’ between his career to date as a geography educator and professional association leader, and the charitable mission of the RSA: a passion for ‘place’; appreciation […]

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RSA Early Career Grant Scheme We are very pleased to announce the new Early Career Grant holders for the 2023 round. Congratulations to Kaitlin Alper and Ridhotama Shanti Ottemoesoe. Read below to find out more about them and their projects. I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies (DaWS) at the […]

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RSA MeRSA Grant Scheme We are very pleased to announce the new MeRSA Grant holders for the 2023 round. Congratulations to Arnisson Andre Ortega and Eduardo Medeiros. Read below to find out more about them and their projects. Arnisson Andre C. Ortega is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment in […]

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2024 Annual Conference Bursary Winners   We were pleased to support a number of researchers with a 2024 Annual Conference Bursary.  This year’s bursary winners are: Laura Sariego-Kluge, Universidade de Costa Rica, Costa Rica Anwar Hossian, The University of Melbourne, Australia Ozge Yenigun, University of Illinois, USA Diana Prelorenzo, Université Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle, France Adela […]

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Regional Studies, the original journal of the Association has an impact factor which rose to 4.6 in 2022. Journal Metrics – Regional Studies Indexed in Clarivate Analytics’ Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) Indexed by Scopus More info at the T&F Regional Studies metrics page   Journal Metrics – Territory Politics Governance Indexed in Clarivate Analytics’ Social […]

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The Regional Studies Association are delighted to announce the appointment of the new RSA Fellows (FeRSA) for 2024. RSA Fellows are individual members who have been continuous members for a minimum of 5 years and who have also been defined as “active members”. This means that they have contributed to the life of the Association […]

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Call for Book Chapters: Climate Adaption in Coastal Ecosystems: Interdisciplinary conceptualizations and Approaches from the Global South Book Overview The proposed book will bring together interdisciplinary and innovative conceptualisations to climate change adaptation of coastal communities. The book is intended to address the issues especially in the Global South, where vulnerable communities depend on these […]

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We are delighted that Riccardo Hausmann (Harvard University) has just published a review in Regional Studies of Harnessing Global Value Chains for regional development: How to upgrade through regional policy, FDI, and trade. This Regional Studies Policy Impact Book, by Riccardo Crescenzi and Oliver Harman, brings together the latest academic evidence and public policy insights on global value […]

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The editors of Finance & Space are delighted to announce that the first Finance & Space articles are now available online and free to access.  The articles include: Revolution, evolution, progress: Finance & Space manifesto (Editorial) Dariusz Wójcik, David Bassens, Janelle Knox-Hayes & Karen P. Y. Lai (https://doi.org/10.1080/2833115X.2023.2275952) Central bank digital currencies and the future of monetary sovereignty by Colin […]

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Read our journals with an RSA membership RSA member benefits include access to alll our journals. Below is a taster of content from each journal – the most read articles of 2023.  RSA members can access these articles through the RSA Lounge. Not yet a member? Join today.   Most read articles of 2023   […]

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The RSA is pleased to announce the appointment of  two new RSA Ambassador to Brazil. We would like to welcome Fernanda Faria Silva (Department of Economics and Postgraduate Program in Applied Economics, Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil ) and Igor Tupy (Department of Economics, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil.  Click the links above to […]

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The Regional Studies Association provides a range of research funding opportunities to suit different career stages. We are pleased to share with you details on forthcoming application deadlines:    RSA Awards 2024 Nominations (both self-nominations and third-party nominations) of current members are being sought for the following awards in regional studies and related fields: Nathaniel […]

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We were very pleased to support the recent GeoInno2024 Conference organised by the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research at the Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. This interdisciplinary conference was the largest in the series and brought together almost 500 delegates from 33 countries to discuss latest research and developments in regional innovation and […]

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After many years of service and support for the RSA, the long serving Hungary Section’s Chair, Attila Korompai has stepped down from the post. Attila was one of the longest serving of our Territorial Representatives, having supported us since 1992. We thank Attila for his dedication and commitment over the many years as the Chair […]

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The RSA is very pleased to introduce you to our newest Board member elected at the recent RSA AGM. Ida Musiałkowska is the Head of the Department of European Studies, Programme Director for International Economics at Poznań University of Economics and the Postgraduate Studies on EU Funds led by the European Studies Department. Ida says […]

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The RSA Board and staff team at the RSA Office would like to wish you all the best for the forthcoming holiday season. We are looking forward to all our online and in-person events in 2024 and hope you will join us for some of them. Keep an eye on our website for more details […]

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Join the launch of the most recent RSA Policy Impact book, Social Infrastructure and Left-behind Places, where an expert panel will examine the making, unmaking and remaking of social infrastructure and set out tasks for policymakers to tackle this. Addressing the challenges of the UK’s ‘left behind places’ has attracted increasing attention from researchers and […]

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Watch this video to see a compilation of farewell messages from the RSA community. With thanks to Andrew Beer, University of South Australia, Australia; Camilla Chlebna, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Zu Kiel, Germany; Dimitris Ballas, University of Groningen, The Netherlands; Henrik Halkier, Aalborg University, Denmark; Henry Wai-chung Yeung, National University of Singapore, Singapore; Ivan Turok, Human Sciences Research […]

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After a busy year that brought back in-person events, we are now looking ahead to 2024. Below you will find a list of events, knowledge exchange, training and funding opportunities in the new year:   Webinars We continue to run several webinar series throughout the year. These are open and free to attend. Recordings of […]

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COP28 is starting today in Dubai. Its critical challenge is to mobilise funding to help a myriad of transition initiatives to combat climate change in a just and equitable manner, particularly in developing economies. Dubai is a leading financial centre of the Middle East, with a rising role in investing funds accumulated in the region […]

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We enjoyed the RSA Winter Conference so much, we thought we would share some of the highlights in this video:

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The Regional Studies Association (RSA) and Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo) seek to appoint an Early Career Editor and a Digital Media/Papers Editor to their new journal, Finance & Space. The appointment of the Early Career Editor is open to candidates within five years of the date on their PhD certificate on 1st October […]

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