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12 Doctoral Positions, Urban Future Making, 3 German universities, Germany

The new research training group “Urban future-making: Professional agency across time and scale” is funded by the German Research Foundation and jointly organized by the HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU) in cooperation with the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) and the University of Hamburg (UHH). The three cooperating universities invite applications for 12 positions ideally starting April 1st, 2022 as […]

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Cresting Circular Economy Conference, Royal Geographical Society, Hybrid (UK), 15 Dec 2021

Date:  15th December 2021 (from 09.00 – 16.30) Venue:  Hybrid Event – with online participation and attendance at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), who will be hosting the event. Registration now open!  To book your place click here. Conference website Programme This conference aims to open discussion into the implications for sustainability of the development of […]

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Head of Department of Business and Law, Staffordshire University, UK

Head of Department of Business and Law School of Justice, Security and Sustainability Location:  Stoke campus Salary:   £61,818 to £65,574 Per Annum Tenure:  Full time Permanent Release Date:  Friday 12 November 2021 Closing Date:   Sunday 05 December 2021 Reference:  JSS21-15 Who is Staffordshire University?  We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and […]

Lessons from Cornwall and South West Virginia on the Complex Adaptive Region Assemblage

Whether we call it cohesion, levelling up, lagging regions, or place-based policy; regional inequality has been a long-term persistent problem.   I started to become really interested in how places adapt, and what we would find if we begin from the starting point of adaptation – particularly using the Deleuzian Assemblage and the complex adaptive […]

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Positions: ERC TechEvo Project, University College Dublin, Ireland

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Positions – ERC TechEvo Project (University College Dublin) Application deadline: 3rd December, 2021 Applications are invited from enthusiastic and talented individuals for two 14-month post–doctorate research position as a part of a European Research Council funded project – TechEvo (Technology Evolution in Regional Economies). The positions are available from 1 January 2022 […]

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10 Lectureships: Global Change & Sustainability, University of Birmingham, UK

We are looking for ten new assistant/associate professors (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader equivalent) to join us in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences in any subject relevant to our college research strengths, including Geology and the Earth Sciences. We particularly encourage Earth Scientists in interdisciplinary and applied areas that will be able to support our new cross-college program in Global Environmental […]

Awards 2022

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 […]

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Assistant Professor: Environment, London School of Economics, UK

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university  For this post, we particularly welcome applications from women and people from minority ethnic groups.   Department of Geography and Environment  Assistant Professor in Environment   Salary scale starts at £56,814 pa inclusive of London allowance. The full salary scale can be found on the LSE […]

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Lectureships/senior lecturerships, Queen Mary University of London, London

Queen Mary University of London is recruiting 25  ‘strategic’ lecturers/ senior lecturers, which are research-intensive posts for the first three-years. Applicants’ expertise and research interests should ideally focus on the following themes identified across the Faculty, and applications are particularly welcomed from those with experience of interdisciplinary research which would connect to the activity of […]

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Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2022 Fully funded MSc: Urban Planning, Newcastle University, UK

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2022 entry MSc Urban Planning The application system opens for candidate applications on 10 November 2021 and closes at 16:00 (GMT) on 20 December.  More details, including eligibility and requirements are available in the page   The scholarship is available to residents of the following Commonwealth member states: Bangladesh Cameroon Eswatini The […]

Population density or local economic structure facilitating the spread of COVID-19 in England?

One of the most striking features of the COVID-19 pandemic is the marked spatial difference in the spread of the virus. Initially, urban areas were hit hardest by Covid-19, followed by smaller cities, rural towns and small hamlets. Differences in population density and occupational concentration have been proposed as key factors explaining the urban-rural difference […]

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Associate Professor: Human Geography, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

About the job The Department of Geography is advertising a full-time permanent position for Associate Professor in human geography of globalization and sustainable development. The thematic focus for the position is global inequalities with reference to sustainability and social and environmental justice. We are looking for candidates with solid research experience and enthusiasm for research-led […]

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Associate Professor: Environmental Sociology, Uppsala University, Sweden

The NRHU (Natural Resources and Sustainable Development) at the Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University is recruiting an Associate Professor in Environmental Sociology. Deadline for applications is December 3, 2021. More info here: Associate Professor in Environmental Sociology  Description of subject area of the employment: The interdisciplinary subject focuses on the causes and consequences of […]

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PostDoc position: Value-sensitive design of CO2 conversion with a focus on sustainability, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

How to design electrochemical CO2 conversion in an ethically acceptable way? Job description With a growing global energy demand and climate change challenge, emerging technologies in the field of renewable energy storage must be sustainable. The storage of renewable electricity in chemical bonds is a compelling technological option that combines flexibility, synthesis of high energy […]

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GEOINNO 6th Geography of Innovation Conference, Bocconi University, Italy, 26-28 Jan 2022

Bocconi University, in partnership with POLISS, is organising the 6th Geography of Innovation Conference which will take place at Bocconi University in Milan from 26th to 28th January 2022. The Geography of Innovation Conference provides a forum for discussion to scholars interested in scientific, policy and strategic issues concerning the spatial dimension of innovation activities. In line with […]

Transnational Higher Education and the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted our daily lives and lead to the disruption of global value chains and cross-border mobility. International higher education has also been profoundly affected by these shifts, as international students have been unable to travel to their overseas campus locations and university campuses in many countries have shifted to online […]

Is smart specialisation helping regions to support the right activities?

The aim of smart specialization is to support regions in building on their existing strengths to develop competitiveness in related, but more complex, new activities. So why do regions often target other types of activities in their smart specialization strategies? The full paper on which this blog is based on is available here.   Since […]

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Position: Digitalization and social policy, CEDIC, OsloMet, Norway

A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Position in digitalization and social policy, 2.5 years, full time, is now available at the Research Centre for Digitalization of Public Services and Citizenship (CEDIC) – OsloMet , Oslo, Norway . Please apply by 2 January 2022 to work with Karl Ove Moene, Jackie O’Reilly , Marit Haldar and myself. You […]

Corporate Member Spotlight: Spatial Foresight

Spatial Foresight is a private consultancy and independent think tank in the area of European territorial policies and research. Most importantly, it is a multi-national and interdisciplinary team. It has its main office in Heisdorf (Luxembourg) and branch offices in Berlin (Germany) and Paris (France). The fields of activity bring together territorial development and policy […]

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RGS-IBG postgraduate and early-career grants 2022 – call for applications

RGS-IBG Grants for postgraduates and early-career researchers  Call for applicants for upcoming 2021/2022 grant deadlines The Society has a number of grants for postgraduates and early-career researchers to support geographical research. Deadlines vary but many are clustered in November, and then again in January and February. There’s full information online at Please do disseminate […]

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Funded PhD scholarship: Digital Skills, New working spaces and regional growth, University of Bath, UK

We are looking for highly motivated candidates from any disciplinary background who have strong quantitative skills (or would be able and willing to develop them) and/or strong qualitative skills to undertake research exploring the role of digital skills and new working spaces in supporting regional growth. Digitalisation, technological change, precarious self-employment, along with the COVID-19 […]

Corfu and Ionian Archipelagos: History, Architecture and Natural Beauty

Corfu is the birthplace of great poets, writers and people of art and culture. Its historical background is linked to the acceptance of the principles of French and English town planning and Italian architecture in historic buildings. The appearance of capitalism in the regions were associated with the development of a new urban environment. First […]

Sanja Kmezić

Sanja Kmezić is a lecturer at the University of Graz, where she teaches Economic Analysis of Law, Socio-economic Development in South East Europe, and Transition Policy and Regional Development in South East Europe. Sanja has worked as an international consultant for the World Bank, European Commission, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and USAID on […]

RSA Members awarded the Babbage Industrial Innovation Policy Award 2021

We are delighted that RSA members, Jon Mikel Zabala Iturriagagoitia and Stephanie Grimbert have been awarded the Babbage Industrial Innovation Policy Award 2021 by the Cambridge Industrial Innovation Policy department at the University of Cambridge, for their contribution, with Ville Valovirta, on “Implementing innovation-related public procurement: ordinary, dynamic and functional capabilities”.

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