Competence Field “Metropolitan Research”
The goal of the competence field “Metropolitan Research” within the UA Ruhr is to establish an internationally recognized center for inter- and transdisciplinary metropolitan research that combines the complementary competences of its three partner universities across departmental cultures and that utilizes the strength of the region through networking with research institutes and practical partners outside the university.
More than 100 professors and their teams at the three UA Ruhr universities are tackling relevant questions in the disciplinarily diverse field of metropolitan research. Many close partnerships have already been established. Since 2010, more than 50 million Euros in third-party funds have been raised for projects in metropolitan research. In contrast to other centers for urban and metropolitan research, the UA Ruhr competence field stands out in large part due to its greater disciplinary scope.
It is the intent of the competence field to form the central platform throughout the UA Ruhr for the integration of research, teaching and transfer regarding all aspects of metropolitan research. It is structured in tandem with key social challenges that can only be successfully addressed through inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation. In a workshop with over 80 academics from the three universities, seven research fields were identified that harness the complementary strengths of all involved partners for the purpose of profile development.
The final research field is formulated thematically broad and functions as a framework for the others.
CONTACTING THE COMPETENCE FIELD “METROPOLITAN RESEARCH”
If you are interested in collaborating with the competence field “Metropolitan Research” as a participating academic or other partner, please feel free to contact our coordination office at the following e-mail address: