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Paving the way to the career turning point with open access publishing

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This is a guest post by RSA Student Representative, Eduardo Oliveira. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in strategic spatial planning & place branding at the Department of Spatial Planning, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.  Almost twenty days after the RSA early career conference I found myself in a moment of reflection and mental-planning towards 2015, […]

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Early Career Research on Regional Development in South-East Europe

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This is a guest post by Dr. Marijana Sumpor. She is the RSRS ECP Abstract Manager & Editor and RSA Ambassador for Croatia. Marijana is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Department for Regional Economics, Sustainable Development and Governance. There are certain parts of the world, where the “regional“ aspect has […]

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Sheffield at a glance: widening career horizons through open access publishing

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This is a joint guest post by the RSA Early Career Representative, Julie Tian Miao & the RSA Student Representative, Eduardo Oliveira. The Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS) of the University of Sheffield hosted the 2014 edition of the Regional Studies Association Early Career conference. The conference was sponsored by the new open […]

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The Regional Studies, Regional Science Early Career Route

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This is a guest post by Paul Benneworth. He is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twente, the Netherlands, and Lead Editor of the Early Career Papers Section of Regional Studies, Regional Science journal. I’ve just returned from a short working visit to the […]

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Regional Studies Association Open Access journal announces new Early Career Editor

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The Regional Studies Association has announced the appointment of a new Early Career Editor to the editorial board of the flagship Open Access journal Regional Studies, Regional Science, launched in November 2013. The new editor is Dr Lee Pugalis, Northumbria University, Newcastle, and joins the existing team of Paul Benneworth, Paul Braidford, Sabrina Lai and Marijana Sumpor.  Regional Studies, […]

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Regional Studies, Regional Science Early Career Mentored Route

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The early career editors of Regional Studies, Regional Science met in Essen, Germany recently to discuss our launch year.  We are very pleased with what we have achieved, with 8 Early Career Papers now online, and another seven well advanced in the pipeline for the rest of the year. Since Basak’s paper on commuting patterns […]

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The Royal Statistical Society’s Data Manifesto

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In case you missed it The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) published their “Data Manifesto” at the end of last month. The manifesto makes ten recommendations and has a powerful focus on the ways in which data can improve policymaking, democracy and prosperity. The Manifesto emphasizes the opportunity given by the use of data in taking […]

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Call for Expression of Interest: Early Career Editor – Regional Studies Journal

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Dear friends and colleagues, The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint an Early Career Editor to its journal Regional Studies. This appointment will work alongside the main editorial team in fulfilling their duties. It is anticipated that an early appointment will be made to this post and the successful applicant will take up their duties […]

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RSA takes Energy Recovery very seriously: Newhaven facility site visit

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On Wednesday 3rd September, the RSA Staff team visited the local Energy Recovery Facility in Newhaven. As part of their annual “Wonder Day”, the ERF Newhaven organises tour, an opportunity that the team did not miss. This tour was the first of a series of local visits aimed at discovering the variety of Seaford’s local […]

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Call for Papers: Challenges for the new Cohesion Policy

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Here at the RSA we are working in partnership with the EU Commission and Latvian Presidency to deliver a conference on the new Cohesion Policy for the 2014-2020 period. The conference will be shaped as an academic and policy debate. As part of this process we are launching a call for papers that will be […]

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Next RSA Events and RSRS Call for Papers

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  We are getting closer to the end of 2014, a busy-busy year for the RSA. But you do not have to worry, the year is not over yet and in case you missed some of our events or if you want to submit an article there is still time. Even if we might take […]

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Announcing the death of Professor Sir Peter Hall

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It is with regret that the Regional Studies Association announces the death of Professor Sir Peter Hall. Peter was a founder member of the Association, a long time Editor in Chief of Regional Studies, and more latterly the inaugural President. He has been active within the Association for fifty years. Through his work he has […]

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What the Adonis Review might be missing

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The recent release of Lord Adonis’ Growth Review has stirred some interesting recent debates, some of which argue that a more nuanced perspective is in order when looking at UK’s regions and their growth potentials. Such a critique comes from Mark Hart, Deputy Director of Enterprise Research Centre, and was published recently on startups.co.uk. Professor […]

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From RSA student member to RSRS Early Career Paper – Editor and Abstract Manager

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This is a guest post by the Regional Studies, Regional Science Early Career Paper – Editor and Abstract Manager Dr. Marijana Sumpor, FeRSA. She was kind enough to share her experience with the association and to explain how the RSA membership can assist its members during their career. More than a decade ago, as a PhD student I held […]

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Launch of Regional Studies Association’s Students & Early Careers Social Event Serials

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Because of the high interest level regarding the association’s student and early careers social events that recently took place, our Early Career Representative Julie Miao was kind enough to put together some notes regarding the recent event that took place in Izmir, and to describe what those that could not attend missed. Following a long […]

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Advices for Early Career Researchers

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The recent Regional Studies Association European Conference in Izmir, Turkey was a great success. The conference also hosted an Early Career Session. During this session, Professor Margareta Dahlstrōm, one of the panelists kindly responded to the questions of the participants. The groups consisting of PhD candidates and early career researchers were vividly involved into discussing […]

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Live coverage of the 2014 European Conference in Izmir, Turkey and the latest issue of Regions Magazine

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This June is an extremely interesting month for us here at the Regional Studies Association. At this very moment the Regional Studies Association European Conference 2014 entitled: Diverse Regions: Building Resilient Communities and Territories is taking place in Izmir, Turkey. If you are not able to attend, do not worry. Out staff and fellow members […]

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Regional Studies Journal – Executive Editor – Job Opportunity

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Dear friends and colleagues, We want to let you know that the role of Executive Editor for the Regional Studies Associations‘ flagship journal Regional Studies is vacant. If you are interested, you could be our new Executive Editor. For details see the advert below. Regional Studies Journal Executive Editor The post is for 3 or […]

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Regional Studies, Regional Science News: Co-Editor Alasdair Rae Interview

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As you already know Regional Studies, Regional Science, is the first interdisciplinary Open-Access (OA) journal from the RSA, which offers established academics, professionals, early careers or students the opportunity to publish their articles and ensure a wide reach throughout the global communities in the field. In this recent interview made available by Routledge / Taylor & Francis, […]

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English Cities: Join up locally or miss the Devolution Ball?

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This is a guest post by David Bailey, professor at Aston Business School. Recently Labour leader Ed Miliband promised “the biggest devolution of power to England’s great towns and cities in a hundred years” in a move which shifts Labour’s focus on local economic development away from the ‘old’ administrative regions as in RDA-days towards […]

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Introducing – Eduardo Oliveira – the RSA’s new Student Representative

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Dear RSA Blog readers, it is our great pleasure to introduce to you Eduardo Oliveira, who has been appointed as the Regional Studies Association – Student Representative. We managed to take him away from his busy to-do list and he was so kind to have a short chat with us to serve as his introduction. […]

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Professor Mark Hart receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion

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Source: @markhart84 / Twitter.com Here at the Regional Studies Association, we are extremely proud to announce that one of the RSA’s long standing friends and members, Professor Mark Hart was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion. The award comes in recognition of his over 35 years of activity in researching and teaching in the area of […]

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Regional level bodies can be key in building economic resilience

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New research just published by David Bailey at the Aston Business School and Nigel Berkeley at Coventry University suggests that regions and regional institutions can have a key role building economic resilience. The research is published in open-access form in the Association’s flagship journal Regional Studies and can be found here.  Our work examined the […]

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Students & Early Careers Knowledge Exchange Session – RSA Brazil Global Conference 2014

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We are happy to announce that a specially organised Students & Early Careers Knowledge Exchange Session will be held along with RSA’s forthcoming Global Conference in Brazil between 27th and 30th April. This Special Session, scheduled on the 28th April, is organised as one of a series of Students & Early Careers Social Events that […]

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