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PhD position, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, Norway

PhD position The Department of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen is advertising a 4 years PhD position to work on the project INSTAPARTY: Party Instability in Parliaments funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The successful applicant will work with an exciting international team of three renowned experts of party politics: Raimondas Ibenskas (lead investigator, […]

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PhD Research Fellow(s) in Sociology, University of Oslo, Norway

Job description There are 1-2 vacant research fellowships (SKO 1017) at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography. The position(s) are for a period of three years without compulsory work or four years with 25% compulsory work (primarily teaching). The department is ranked as the premier academic research institute in sociology in Norway, conducting top international […]

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PhD research opportunities: Economy and Management, University of Coimbra, Portugal

The Center for Research in Economics and Management / Center for Business and Economics Research at the University of Coimbra – https://www.uc.pt/en/uid/ceber– hereby opens this Call for Applications for (two) research grants, hereinafter called PhD Research Grants, in the field(s) of Economy and Management, in compliance with the provisions of the FCT Regulations for Research Grants and […]

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2 PhD fully-funded positions: Multi-level Politics of AI and Health, WASP-HS & Malmö University, Sweden

For your gifted MA students working broadly around multi-level regulation, particularly with an interest in either AI and Health, or both, please consider mentioning that my department is now advertising for 2 very interesting fully-funded PhD positions connected to the prestigious Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society Graduate School (WASP-HS) […]

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Postdoctoral positions: Urban planning and transport, Aalto University, Finland

Aalto University is currently advertising one PhD and two postdoctoral positions in urban planning and transport. Postdoctoral Researcher in Spatial Planning and Transport Policy, vacancy R31880, https://aalto.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/aalto/job/Otaniemi-Espoo-Finland/Postdoctoral-Researcher-in-Spatial-Planning-and-Transport-Policy_R31880-2 Postdoctoral Researcher in Built Environment, Planning and Transport, vacancy R31882 , https://aalto.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/aalto/job/Otaniemi-Espoo-Finland/Postdoctoral-Researcher-in-Built-Environment–Planning-and-Transport-_R31882   The application deadline for all three vacancies is 30 September 2021.

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PhD position: Urban planning and transport, Aalto University, Finland

Aalto University is currently advertising one PhD and two postdoctoral positions in urban planning and transport.   Doctoral Candidate in Spatial Planning and Transport Policy, vacancy R31881, https://aalto.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/aalto/job/Otaniemi-Espoo-Finland/Doctoral-Candidate-in-Spatial-Planning-and-Transport-Policy_R31881 The application deadline for all three vacancies is 30 September 2021.

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Three Postdoctoral fellowships: Postgrowth Welfare Systems, Lund University, Sweden

Three Postdoc fellowships in Postgrowth Welfare Systems Login and apply Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and […]

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Postdoctoral Position: Economic geography, Örebro University, Sweden

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY AT THE SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, ÖREBRO UNIVERSITY Örebro University is one of the younger universities in Sweden, established in 1999 and has over 15,000 undergraduate and master’s students, 500 doctoral students and 1,600 employees. The University is situated in mid-Sweden, approximately 2 hours from Stockholm and […]

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 […]

Iceland's industrial heritage and remote, coastal community regeneration

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.    Iceland’s remote communities are experiencing the combined impact of declining fisheries, de-population and socio-economic instability. Having spent twenty years working on industrial heritage conservation in a professional capacity I […]

Why Covid-19 should make us rethink multilocality

This article first appeared on ROBUST’s website and has been re-blogged with permission from the authors. Modern lives are increasingly multilocal – but rural-urban policies are often yet to catch up. ROBUST’s Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins, Ulla Ovaska and Theresia Oedl-Wieser reflect on what we know about multilocality, and what we should rethink as rural regions look ahead to futures beyond recovery. […]

RSA Ambassador to Denmark Laura James

Laura James is Associate Professor in the Department of Culture and Learning at Aalborg University in Denmark. Laura is a long time friend of the RSA and has been on the RSA Nordic Division (NoRSA) Board for many years. She replaces Henrik Halkier who steps down after many years representing Denmark as the RSA Ambassador. […]

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 […]

Marte Solheim

Dear esteemed enthusiasts of regional studies, Its my great pleasure to introduce myself as the RSA Ambassador to Norway. Below you will find a short introduction in Norwegian, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or would like to get involved.   Mitt namn er Marte C.W. Solheim, og som […]

Matthias Kokorsch

Matthias Kokorsch is Academic Director of Coastal Communities and Regional Development at the University Centre of the Westfjords.   Message from the RSA Ambassador to Iceland: Kæru kollegar, Ég er fagstjóri meistaranáms í Sjávarbyggðafræði og hef því mikinn áhuga á ýmsum þáttum byggðafræðinnar. Bakgrunnur minn er landafræði og félagsvísindi og undanfarin ár hef ég lagt […]

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Nordic Division (NoRSA)

NORSA was formally established at a meeting in Umeå, Sweden, in September 2008. NORSA is a non-political, voluntary, self-governing organisation with non-profit objectives andshares the aims and objects of the Regional Studies Association, which are: (a) to promote education in the field of regional studies (those studies which relate to the economic, physical and sociological […]

Davids and Goliaths: Regions in the Age of Urbanisation and Digitalisation

17 June 2019

Smart City‐Regional Governance for Sustainability: Smart Governance (and Institutions) – A Question of Sustainability?

9 July 2018

Historical Constructions of Regions and Regionalism

30 October 2017

Final Report: RSA Research Network on Sustainability Transitions in the Coastal Zone

Organisers: Prof. C.  Patrick Heidkamp, Southern Connecticut State University Dr. John Morrissey, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick Dr. Catherine Chambers, University Centre of the Westfjords Coastal areas, despite only occupying a relatively small percentage of the Earth’s land-surface, provide more than one third of the globe’s value of ecosystem services. Coastal areas are also […]

Regions in Transition

9 March 2017

Final Report RSA Research Network Regional Economic and Policy History (ReHi)

Organisers Marijn Molema, Fryske Akademy, Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, the Netherlands Arno van der Zwet, University of the West of Scotland, UK Martin Åberg, Centre for Regional Studies, University of Karlstad Sara Svensson, Center for Policy Studies, Central European University The past plays a crucial role in understanding, developing and implementing regional economic development […]

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Central and Eastern Europe

The CEE Division comprised of Albania, Bulgaria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Serbia, Slovenia, and Ukraine. However, the CEE Division is inclusive and we also welcome members from other countries not listed here. The CEE Division is a limited […]

Policy Expo 2018: Place-based Policy Expo: Enhancing Relevance, Sharpening Our Understanding

View the webinar recording featuring an RSA-sponsored new book Every place matters: towards effective place-based policy: Speaker: Andrew Beer, University of South Australia, Australia Speaker/Chair: Fiona McKenzie, Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, Victorian Government, Australia Policy Expo 2018: Place-based Policy Expo: Enhancing Relevance, Sharpening Our Understanding The Regional Studies Association commissioned a Policy […]

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