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Tenure track position: Regional development and innovation policy, University of Vaasa, Finland

We at the University of Vaasa in Finland are now inviting applications for a Tenure track position in regional development and innovation policy. For the successful applicant this position offers an excellent opportunity to build a multifaceted academic career in a dynamic and international environment.   The position is based in the School of Management and connected […]

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PhD programme in HRM and Organisation Studies, Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK

Essex Business School has just launched a PhD programme in HRM and Organisation Studies. This new degree is housed in the Organisation Studies and HRM Group(OSHRM) at Essex Business School. It will provide students with the opportunity to interrogate the theories and practice of organisation in relation to work, management and the experience of employment. […]

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PhD and PostDoc positions, Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET), University of Bergen, Norway

The application deadline for our two recruitment positions connected to the Research Council of Norway project: Freight logistics in sustainable cities (CITYFREIGHT) is extended to Friday June 5th. *   PhD position at Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation *   PostDoc position at Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation “Freight Logistics in Sustainable Cities” (CITYFREIGHT), which […]

Reflections on the Coronavirus in Italy

Balázs György Forman is Associate Professor at Corvinus University of Budapest Department of Economic Geography. In Italy, we would never have expected this. The coronavirus pandemic has brought an extremely profound economic, social and political divorce in Italy. If one sees the Milan or Florence Cathedrals, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and loves the Adriatic […]

Helen Lawton-Smith

Rachel Franklin is Professor of Geographical Analysis in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) and the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University. I am also one of four chairs appointed to expand our international, cross-disciplinary reputation in Spatial Analytics and Modelling (SAM@Newcastle) and, as of Fall 2018, a Fellow […]

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Economic resilience: past lessons and new challenges Online Session, City-REDI, University of Birmingham, UK, 18th June

Economic resilience: past lessons and new challenges Online Session – June 18th – @Zoom The global financial crisis that gave rise to the concept of economic resilience is now statistical history. With most advanced economies out of the recession for several years, it would be expected for the term to become dormant. Yet, socio-political and […]

Declan Jordan

Declan Jordan is a Senior Lecturer in Economics and Co-Director of the Spatial and Regional Economics Research Centre. Declan’s research interests include innovation, regional and urban economics, competitiveness, and innovation and enterprise policy. He has published widely in these areas in international peer reviewed journals. Declan is currently a member of the Editorial Board of […]

Vassilis Monastiriotis

Vassilis Monastiriotis is an economist and economic geographer by training, specialising in three areas of Labour Economics, Economic Geography and Political Economy. He has significant policy engagement on all three areas, including appointments in Experts Committees (e.g., on Regional Incentives policy and on Minimum Wage policy in Greece) and work with international bodies such as […]

Maria Abreu

Dr Maria Abreu is a regional economist, working on topics relating to creativity, higher education, migration, and local labour markets. She is a University Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Pembroke College. Prior to coming to Cambridge she worked for the Poverty Team at the World Bank office […]

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Olga Mrinska

Olga Mrinska is Associate Director, Senior Evaluation Manager at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. Originally from Ukraine, her previous roles include: lecturer at the Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv; Deputy Head of the Ukraine Programme for the UK Department for International Development (DFID); Research Director at the Institute for Public […]

Adelheid Holl

Adelheid Holl is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP) since 2009. She was previously Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow at the Foundation for Studies in Applied Economics (FEDEA, Madrid). Before that she worked as Lecturer in Urban and Regional Economics in the Department of Town and Regional Planning at […]

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7 PhD positions in Regional Science & Economic Geography, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy

The Gran Sasso Science Institute is a newly established university in L’Aquila, Italy, specialising in doctoral studies in Social Sciences, Physics, Computer Science and Mathematics. *** Critical social scientists of various disciplinary backgrounds, particularly those dealing with the political economy of urban and regional development in peripheral regions and remote areas, are warmly encouraged to […]

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Fully funded PhD: Autonomous cars and cycling in cities, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

There is an opportunity in Trinity College Dublin for a fully funded PhD. The successful candidate will work with me on a project looking at how autonomous cars will affect cycling in cities. More info on the scholarship can be found here: I will accept applications until June 19th and the PhD will start in […]

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2 PhD Positions, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Utrecht University’s Faculty of Geosciences is looking for 2 PhD candidates working on the external exposome. Both positions are fully funded for 4 years. The application deadline is June 30. For details, please see:

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ESRC PhD studentship: 'Getting smart about automated horticulture', Cardiff University, Wales

We have a fully funded ESRC PhD studentship at the School of Geography & Planning, Cardiff University. The project is called ‘Getting smart about automated horticulture new knowledges, practices and technologiesIts’,  working in partnership with the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board. Details are at The deadline is 1 June. Feel free to contact me or Dr […]

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PhD Position: Predicting demand for UK HE within the global HE market,University of Liverpool, UK

There are now record numbers of students attending UK universities from non-UK countries. And, although the UK has traditionally performed well in the growing global market for international students, more recently, there have been shifts in market position among the leading study destinations. Australia and Canada increasingly challenge the UK’s second place position behind the […]

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A message from David Charles - In Memoriam of Paul Benneworth

It’s hard to believe that our wonderful friend and colleague has passed away so suddenly and untimely this week. I knew Paul for 24 years and worked with him in one form or another over almost all of that period. His loss is a huge personal blow for his family and friends, but also an […]

A message from Sally Hardy, RSA CEO - In Memoriam of Paul Benneworth

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing this week of Paul Benneworth on Tuesday 12th May. Paul was a long-time friend of the Regional Studies Association, a great contributor to our journals and our governance and he will be greatly missed. Paul passed away in his sleep and our thoughts are […]

In Memoriam - Paul Benneworth

A message from the RSRS Early Career Section editors: Sabrina Lai, Marijana Sumpor, Rhiannon Pugh, Declan Jordan & Marcin Dąbrowski On 12 of May 2020 we found out that Paul Benneworth passed away. This news shocked and saddened us deeply. Paul was our colleague in the Regional Studies, Regional Science editorial team and a friend […]

Regional Studies Association Response to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee Inquiry on the progress of devolution in England

This document was submitted to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee Inquiry on the progress of devolution in England. Neil Lee explains “Devolution is a central concern to the RSA’s international membership base. This submission to the HCLG select committee draws on this expertise and provides advice on progress on devolution in England.” Please […]

Does the Cohesion policy work? The role of EU Funds and of Nationally-Based Policies

The Impact Assessment Office of the Senate of the Italian Republic published the research report “Spending for Growth? 30 years of EU policies for deprived areas: the impact of cohesion in Italy and Europe” made in collaboration with the Italian Association of Regional Science (AISRe) and the Institute for finance and the Local Economy (IFEL) […]

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PhD Position in Global Challenges, Department of Geography, University of Bergen, Norway

Please find an advert at the link below for a salaried PhD opportunity in the Department of Geography, University of Bergen, with a focus on nutrition and small fish consumption in northern Uganda. This is an explicitly interdisciplinary/cross-faculty position, but I am told folks with a social science or STS take on these issues would […]

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Geopolitics in an Anthropocene and Pandemic Era: In conversation with Professor Simon Dalby

Open to all and free to attend, this webinar series aims to bring experts in the field of regional studies, science and policy to you. The webinar can be watched live but will also available on demand. The webinars will run live once a month and feature researcher and policymaker experts. They include time for […]

2020 President's Event - CANCELLED

12 November 2020

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