Verena is trained as a spatial and regional planner and holds a PhD in the field of regional planning and regional economics, investigating the impact of a decentralized location pattern of universities on the development of their (rural) location region. Her recent research interests cover regional path development, especially regional sustainability transitions, strategic agency, institutional and organisational change. She has been the Chair of the AESOP Young Academics Network and served on the AESOP executive committee. Verena currently is a FWF Hertha Firnberg fellow.
Please find below a message from Verena:
As the RSA Ambassador to Austria, my role is to inform you about and encourage you to participate in the various opportunities (e.g. funding, webinars, conferences) provided by the association. A particular concern of mine is to publicize and recruit the RSA’s numerous offers and funding for Phd and early careers. As my role as ambassador is an informing and bridging one, I kindly invite you to contact me with ideas and/or new initiatives. I look forward to hear from you!Best wishes