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We thank our sponsors and supporters who will be at our Annual Conference #RSA20 conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Student and Early Career sessions Career paths for academics outside higher education Many early career researchers find themselves at a crossroads as they finish their PhDs. They have to make some important decisions which are likely to fundamentally shape their careers. Not only will they want to build a successful career by securing a good […]

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 has graduated within the previous year; RSA PhD Student Award – this award is for registered PhD students who have not yet received […]

Within these unprecedented times, we feel that it is important to remember to celebrate the research and work that has been carried out in regional studies and its related fields, including urban and rural studies, city-regions and interstitial spaces. In 2020, the Awards have been given virtually. These awards demonstrate the aim of our association […]

The Annual Conference #RSA20 will gather over 600 participants from academia, policy and practice, representing over 50 different countries and thus will provide an excellent platform to present your work and/or organisation. Sponsor a Special Session Special Sessions are a great way to bring together presenters and delegates to discuss and highlight a particular topic […]

Chair: Leaza McSorley (University of Sunderland, United Kingdom) Speakers: John Bachtler (University of Strathclyde) Giancarlo Cotella (Politecnico di Torino, Italy) Marcin Dąbrowski (TU Delft, Netherlands) Sonia de Gregorio Hurtado (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain) The session, chaired by Leaza McSorley (University of Sunderland) and organised under the banner of the RSA Research Network on EU […]

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In 2015, the Association reached its fiftieth anniversary. The occasion was marked with a celebratory event at the House of Commons.

The RSA 2019 student and early career conference was held in the University of Lincoln, where we were welcomed by Dr Gary Bosworth and his colleagues from the School of Geography and the Lincoln International Business School. They shared some of their work, with a focus on designing and carrying out research for policy impact. […]

Name of event: KOSMOS Conference – Navigating the Sustainability Transformation in the 21st Century, Humboldt University Berlin The RSA Travel Grant allowed me to attend the KOSMOS Sustainability Conference in Berlin, where I presented a paper and also participated in a cutting-edge public conference format displaying some of my PhD work on low-carbon energy transitions. […]

Name of event: 4th edition of the International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP4) The 4th edition of the International Conference of Public (ICPP4) was organized by the International Public Policy Association (IPPA), a leading international organization in the field of policy science.  It aims to promote the international diffusion of knowledge on public policy, disseminating […]

Two exciting opportunities have arisen for an enthusiastic PhD Student and an Early Career Researcher to join the Board of the Regional Studies Association. The RSA is an established global Association and a place on the Board will enable successful candidates to engage with colleagues, from students and early career researchers through to high profile […]

As part of the 2020 RSA Annual Conference, we welcome proposals for Special Sessions. Special Sessions are a great way to bring together presenters to discuss and highlight a particular topic and to develop or further extend your network.

The European Week of Regions and Cities – #EURegionsWeek is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement EU Cohesion Policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. Over the years, the event has grown into the key event on […]

Smart specialisation, the mainstay of the EU innovation policy for the past decade, comes under sharp scrutiny in a new book launched today, 26 September, at the EU Joint Research Centre, in Seville. Based on the idea that the state supports developing technologies and innovation by nurturing the capabilities and specialisms within regions, smart specialisation […]

We had a great time at the CEE Conference in Lublin in the second week of September and a selection of conference photos can be found here. Olga Levytska, Dolishniy Institute of Regional Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Ukraine), was one of the conference bursary winners, awarded by the RSA Ambassador in […]

We are happy to share some exciting news with the RSA community. Dr. Anne-Marie T. Jeannet – RSA member and Research Fellow at the Dondena Center for Social Dynamics and Public Policy, Bocconi University, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant. We are very proud to say that Anne-Marie used her RSA Early Career grant […]

As part of the 2019 RSA Winter Conference, we welcome proposals for Special Sessions. Special Sessions are a great way to bring together presenters to discuss and highlight a particular topic and to develop or further extend your network.

Professor Klaus Dodds is the Director of Research for the School of Life Sciences and Environment and Director of Living Sustainably at Royal Holloway. In October 2012, he was elected Academician (now Fellow) of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS). He researches in the areas of environmental and health geopolitics, ice humanities and the international […]

Dr. Huiwen Gong is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Environmental Social Sciences Department at Eawag and an affiliated member of Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE), Lund University, Sweden.

Dr. Alessandro Sancino (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in Management at The Open University Business School’s Department of Public Leadership & Social Enterprise, where he brings extensive academic experience from posts held in Italy, Switzerland, Peru’ and the UK. Alessandro is a truly international scholar and he has published in top journals in the fields of […]

Mark Scott is Professor of Planning at University College Dublin. Mark’s research is focused on theories and practices of spatial planning and governance, specifically related to rural planning, local regeneration and the environmental dimensions of spatial planning. He has published extensively in these areas and has been awarded over €4 million in national and European […]

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