EU ‘Regions of Excellence’: Brandenburg, Wales and Lithuania
Congratulations to Brandenburg, Wales and Lithuania.
How to prepare for academic jobs
When preparing for academic jobs one thing everyone should remember is that more is more! While for most job positions the objective is to have a short CV and a short, snappy cover letter, in academia that is usually not the case. It is important that you populate these documents well, to demonstrate that you […]
OPEN Days Poster Session – Congratulations Frank!
Regional Studies Association – Newcastle 2011
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Jobs in Academia
Career opportunities are scarce in the current economic climate, and the situation is likely to get worse in the coming ‘age of austerity’. So any help one can get in the moment of finding a job is welcome. Here we will focus on academic jobs, although there are other opportunities that graduates can consider, such […]
The State of Metropolitan America
The EU Budget – An Introduction
Gapminder – The Beauty of Statistics
Focus on EPRC
It’s been a while since the last ‘Focus on’ blog post, so it’s now time for another one. Today’s post is on EPRC – that is, the European Policies Research Centre. The EPRC is based at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow (Scotland) and they are, as the name suggests, a research centre focusing on […]
World University Rankings
Driving you NUTS? Regions of Europe…
What are NUTS? Well, it stands for Nomenclature of territorial units for statistics and it’s a hierarchical way of dividing up the economic territory of the EU for collecting statistics, doing analysis and for framing regional policies. So, fairly important! But, everyone already knows this of course. How long have NUTS been around for? The […]
Paul Krugman Video
Paul Romer’s Charter cities
.This is clearly a thorny issue, to which the Regional Studies community could definitely contribute. An important point to bear in mind is that Paul Romer, using his reputation and wealth, has been actively promoting this idea around the world, which means that sooner or later it might become a real possibility. Its implications however […]
Sally and Oscar’s Paris Cycle
I’m now choosing the bike to buy …. certainly I want a lighter one than the one that I rode to Paris! In fact I’d quite like one with someone else to cycle it.”