SUPPORT FROM THE MERCATOR RESEARCH CENTRE RUHR (MERCUR)
The competence field “Metropolitan Research” receives support from the Mercator Research Centre Ruhr (MERCUR), an institution of the Mercator Trust and the UA Ruhr. The initial funding enabled the establishment of a coordination office for the competence field “Metropolitan Research” in February 2017.
The coordination office employs three academics who serve as contact persons and who are located at the three universities. They are responsible for organizational and coordinating tasks in the development of the competence field “Metropolitan Research”. So far, an address and information database has been established and a survey of the interested academics’ research profiles has been undertaken. Additionally, the website was set up, first initiatives were discussed and appointments with possible cooperation partners were prepared and attended.