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Territories Categories: Asia

Remote research assistant aids in COVID-19 participatory action research on separate continents

This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures – Little did I know what influence the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic would have on my plans of conducting a case study to […]

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Research Assistant Professor in Smart City, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF LAND SURVEYING AND GEO-INFORMATICS  Research Assistant Professor in Smart City / Spatial Big Data Analytics / Geo- Information Technology (Urban Informatics / Geo-Artificial Intelligence) (two posts)   (Ref. 21012905) The Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI) is widely considered as a centre of excellence in both education and […]

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor: Political Geography and Urban Governance, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong ‘s highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.   Work type: Full-time Department: Department of Geography (30900) Categories: Professoriate Staff […]

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Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in Humanities, Zhejiang University, China

Would you like to learn more about moving your academic career to Zhejiang University (ZJU)? If so, register for our Careers in China webinar mini-series for a chance to meet representatives from ZJU and discuss the latest opportunities there.   About Zhejiang University Located in the historical and picturesque city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang University is a prestigious institution of […]

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Full professorship position: Financial Geography, Dept of Geography, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Department of Geography, National University of Singapore (NUS)  Faculty position in Financial Geography (Full Professor level with tenure) The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (NUS) seeks to appoint an established research leader in the field of Financial Geography; broadly understood as the study of money and finance in places, space and […]

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Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor: Geographic Information System, Remote Sensing and/or Spatial Data Science and Analytics, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong

Ref.: 504258 Work type: Full-time Department: Department of Geography (30900) Categories: Professoriate Staff Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Geographic Information System, Remote Sensing and/or Spatial Data Science and Analytics in the Department of Geography (Ref.: 504258), to commence on July 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, on […]

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor: Political Geography and Urban Governance, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong

Ref.: 504257 Work type: Full-time Department: Department of Geography (30900) Categories: Professoriate Staff Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Political Geography and Urban Governance in the Department of Geography (Ref.: 504257), to commence on January 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility […]

"Underground Politics" in Canadian Transnational Mining & Human Rights in the Philippines

The Government of Canada claims that existing Canadian mining practices are global models for responsible and sustainable mining. But is this the reality in local mining communities in underdeveloped nations?   Canadian Mining Companies and Corporate Negligence Canada is commonly known for its diplomacy. Yet not many know that Canada is the world’s global mining […]

RSA Women’s Network supports Collaborative International Research during Pandemic

Anyone with teaching responsibilities will know how difficult it has been to carve out time and space for research during the past year. For early career researchers that has been even more difficult to achieve. However working collaboratively can be one way to keep your research alive, create new connections and the power of networks […]

Join the RSA Today and receive a free book with your membership!

Sign up for an RSA membership before midnight on the 12th February 2021 and you can participate in our Free Book Offer, where you can get a free book worth up to £90.  See below for a full list of the books available. Please be aware that there are a limited number of free books […]

Can oil development work for Indigenous Peoples? Views from Borneo and Alaska

Earlier this year, I carried out fieldwork with the support of the RSA in Malaysian Borneo and on Alaska’s North Slope as part of my project investigating the impacts of land tenure on Indigenous land use decisions. In Malaysia, the rights of Indigenous Peoples are largely customary, meaning they are not formally codified into law. […]

Welcome to our new RSA Student Representative Board Member

We would like to welcome Tanya Chandra as our new RSA Student Representative Board Member. Tanya is a PhD candidate at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich. She is part of the Urban-Rural Systems team at Future Cities Laboratory, focused on capturing the different territorial transformation taking place across Monsoon Asia. Her doctoral work focuses […]

New Fellows of the Regional Studies Association (FeRSA)

The Regional Studies Association are delighted to announce the appointment of the new RSA Fellows (FeRSA) for 2021. 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 […]

Doddy Iskandar

Doddy Isakandar, the RSA Ambassador to Indonesia is Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture and Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada. He is also Head of Spatial Planning Support Lab, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada. Please find below a welcome note from Doddy in Bahasa Indonesia followed by English translation:   Bapak/Ibu […]

Awards 2020

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 Lichfield Award – this award is for recent Masters graduate who have graduated within the previous year. Paul Benneworth PhD Student Award – this award is for registered PhD students who have […]

Our November Member of the Month

Ashima Sood is Associate Professor at Anant National University, where she teaches urban policy, research methods and academic writing. She is International Corresponding Editor at Urban Studies and has been associated as editor and editorial advisory group member with the Economic and Political Weekly’s Review of Urban Affairs since its founding. She coordinated the Urban […]

Our September Member of the Month

Sylvia Ying He is an associate professor at the Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She is Associate Editor of Travel Behaviour and Society (Elsevier), Associate Editor of Asian Transport Studies (Elsevier), and Guest Editor of Town Planning Review (Liverpool University Press). She is a Board Member and […]

Facing a New Economic Goliath: When benefiting from the Belt-and-Road-Initiative slings Duisburg toward dependence

Elisabeth Kaufmann, BSc, (top left) is a postgraduate student of Spatial Planning at the Technical University of Dortmund. She has been student assistant at the Chair of International Planning Studies between April 2019 and March 2020, and currently is undertaking an internship at the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in the project “Sino-German Cooperation on […]

Virtual Urban Thinkers Campus Webinar Series

In July, the RSA worked with partners in India, Europe and the USA on the UN-Habitat’s Virtual Urban Thinkers Campus Webinar Series. Focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on urban systems, the popular six webinars covered topics such as public spaces, financial recovery, housing, mobility, climate action and energy policy, multi-level governance and resilience of […]

Area Development Policy article cited in Forbes

David R. Meyer, Senior Lecturer in Management at Olin Business School (Washington University in St. Louis) published an article in Area Development and Policy (published online on 08 April 2020) ‘The Hong Kong protests will not undermine it as a leading global financial centre’. Drawing on the ‘geography of finance’ research and its focus on financial networks […]

Yingyu Feng

Event: Chinese Real Estate Congress 2019 Annual Conference (GCREC 2019) Title of presentation: We Are Where We Live: Built Environments and Health My research is a population-based study using health data (hospital admitted patient data) to analyse the effects of neighbourhood social and built environment risk factors through a multilevel approach. The aim is to […]

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