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5 PhD fellowships: Social-environmental sciences, ICTA - UAB Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Barcelona, Spain

Host institution: ICTA – UAB Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (Barcelona, Spain) Funding organization: La Caixa Foundation.   “Quantifying and modelling the impacts of COVID-19 in flagship conservation areas” (See here) Supervisor: Esteve Corbera Research group: LASEG   “Environmental degradation and COVID-19: A case study for planetary health” (See here) Supervisor: Federico Demaria and […]

Roman Martin

Dear friends of regional studies! It is a pleasure to introduce myself to you as RSA Ambassador to Sweden. Feel welcome to contact me if you are curious about regional studies in Sweden or want to get involved in RSA. Please find below a welcome letter in Swedish. With kind regards Roman   Hej! Jag […]

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Junior Professor: Digital Methods in Human Geography, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

RWTH Aachen University is one of Germany’s pre-eminent Universities of Excellence, which entails the highest quality in teaching and world-class research. RWTH addresses bold, scientific questions; it also assumes a profound responsibility toward society and transfers its knowledge into meaningful applications. RWTH strives for the convergence of knowledge, methods, and findings from its research fields […]

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PhD fellowship: Environmental degradation and COVID-19: A case study for planetary health, ICTA - UAB Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Barcelona, Spain

PhD fellowship for early-stage researchers of any nationality: “Environmental degradation and COVID-19: A case study for planetary health” Host institution: ICTA – UAB Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (Barcelona, Spain) Supervisors: Federico Demaria (ICTA UAB) and Cristina O’Callaghan-Gordo (ISGlobal). More info here and here.   Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships Programme – Incoming. Call for applications […]

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7 Doctoral Researcher Positions: Social Dynamics of the Self, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, Germany

7 Doctoral Researcher Positions in Research Training Group at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications for 7 doctoral researcher positions in its new Research Training Group (RTG) 2513 “Social Dynamics of the Self” (SELF), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). BIGSSS […]

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ESRC-funded PhD studentship: Media, Communication and Nation, Loughborough University, UK

The Centre for Research in Communication and Culture (CRCC) at Loughborough University ( welcomes applicants for ESRC funded doctoral studentships in Communication and Media. The CRCC is a large, interdisciplinary research centre that has been at the forefront of research in the field internationally for twenty five years. The CRCC has a large, vibrant and […]

Simona Iammarino

Simona Iammarino is Professor of Economic Geography in the Department of Geography & Environment of the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). She was Head of Department (01/01/2014 – 31/08/2017), and academic member of the LSE Council (2016-2020). Since 01/09/ 2016 she has been affiliate faculty member at the Gran Sasso Science Institute […]

John Harrison

John Harrison works at Loughborough University in the UK. He is a regional geographer interested in the planning and governance of cities and regions. John has been an Editor of Regional Studies since 2013, first as its inaugural Early Career Editor and then section editor for ‘Urban and Regional Horizons’. His recent publications include the […]

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British Sociological Association’s Annual 70th Anniversary Virtual Conference 2021: Remaking the Future, 13-15 April 2021

13-15 April 2021 Remaking the Future 70th Anniversary Virtual Conference 2021 CALL FOR PAPERS Dear colleague 2021 marks the 70th Anniversary of the British Sociological Association’s Annual conference.  The theme is Remaking the Future and little did we know how relevant the choice of words would turn out to be. The BSA is having to […]

Declan Jordan

Heike Mayer is professor of economic geography at the University of Bern in Switzerland. Her research is in local and regional economic development with a focus on dynamics of innovation and entrepreneurship, place making and sustainability. Heike started her academic career in the United States, where she completed a Ph.D. in Urban Studies (Portland State […]

RSA City and Regional Sustainability Transitions (CReST) Webinar Series

22 October 2020
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IGU Commission Geography of Governance 2021 Annual Conference, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, 23-25 June 2021

** CALL for ABSTRACTS ** IGU Commission Geography of Governance 2021 Annual Conference “NEW CHALLENGES OF LOCAL GOVERNANCE IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY AND COMPLEXITY”   Date: 23-25 June 2021 Location: Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland Faculty of Human Geography and Planning – Metropolitan Research Center Conference Website: Deadline for abstract submission: 1.02.2021 PROGRAM THEMES Track 1. Centralization […]

Special Workshop on Training and Productivity

5 November 2020

Once more unto the breach? Devolution and local government reorganisation in Oxfordshire

Dave Valler is Reader in Planning, School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes, and Chair of the RSA London and South East Branch. His research interests range across local and regional economic development, urban theory and politics, sub-national governance and policy, and science/hi-tech spaces. He has recently published research specifically on theoretical and practical […]

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Regions Cities Industry Webinar: Pathways to a Green and Equitable Covid-19 Recovery

Speakers: Professor Joan Fitzgerald, Northeastern Universtiy, USA Paul Hockenous, Journalist, Germany Dr. Rogério Studart, The New Climate Economy at the World Resources Institute, USA 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 […]

The Sense of the Word “Reforms” in the Italian Labour Market

Salvatore Perri, Professor of Political Economy, University of Magna Graecia (Catanzaro, Italy). Author contact: The situation Today in Italy, we are experiencing a 10% unemployment rate (about 45% for young people in the southern regions), a relationship debt/GDP close to 136%, an increasing level of poverty and inequalities[1], and a form of stagnation in […]

Successful partnership with the OECD’s Trento Centre for Local Development

This webinar, held on the 3 September 2020, was organised in collaboration between the OECD Spatial Productivity Lab at the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development (an integral part of Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities) and the Regional Studies Association. The webinar was the 9th Meeting of the OECD Spatial Productivity Lab and part of […]

Long-distance research during the Covid-19 crisis: trust and corruption in Romania

Dr Adriana Mihaela Soaita is a Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow. Her research, entitled “Exploring the nexus between trust, corruption and anti-corruption policies in post-communist Romania” won a RSA membership grant in 2019.  All my preparations for one-month’s fieldwork in Romania were arranged when the Covid pandemic struck. The UK’s and Romania’s borders […]

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Webinar The Reality of Teleworking: People, Firms, Places

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 […]

Can we ‘level up’ transport infrastructure across the UK?

Dr Marianne Sensier (top left) is a Research Fellow in Economics and the Alliance Business School at The University of Manchester. Marianne’s main research focus is on the application of econometric methods to macroeconomic problems. Diane Coyle (bottom left) co-directs the Bennett Institute for Public Policy. She was previously Professor of Economics at The University […]

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Regions Cities Industry Webinar: Global Value Chains and Regional Recovery after Covid-19

Global Value Chains and Foreign Direct Investment create both opportunities and challenges for cities and regions. The pandemic has deeply affected consolidated internationalisation patterns and the local impacts of these global forces. Regional recovery needs to leverage all possible opportunities offered by the new global order. This calls for a re-consideration of existing policy tools […]

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