Kompetenzfeld Metropolenforschung

Das Kompetenzfeld Metropolenforschung (KoMet) bildet die zentrale Plattform zur Integration von Forschung, Lehre und Transfer zu allen Aspekten der Metropolenforschung in der Universitätsallianz Ruhr. 

Mit dem Ziel, sich als international sichtbares Zentrum für inter- und transdisziplinäre Metropolenforschung zu etablieren, bündelt KoMet die komplementären Kompetenzen der drei Partneruniversitäten - Universität Duisburg-Essen, Ruhr-Universität Bochum und Technische Universität Dortmund - über Fächerkulturen hinweg. Eine gezielte Vernetzung mit außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtungen und Praxispartner:innen ermöglicht es zudem, die Stärken der Region zu nutzen.

Die inhaltliche Ausrichtung des KoMet strukturiert sich entlang zentraler gesellschaftlicher Herausforderungen, die nur in inter- und transdisziplinärer Zusammenarbeit erfolgsversprechend bearbeitet werden können. Im Mittelpunkt der Zusammenarbeit in den aktuell acht interdisziplinären Forschungsfeldern stehen der Aufbau und die Intensivierung von Forschungskooperationen der mehr als 150 beteiligten Wissenschaftler:innen. Darüber hinaus sollen Studierende und Nachwuchswissenschaftler:innen durch innovative Austausch- und Unterstützungsformate in enger Verknüpfung von Forschung und Lehre sowie durch die Verzahnung von Lehrveranstaltungen innerhalb der UA Ruhr gefördert werden. 

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Application deadline extended until 15th July!
Call for Presentation Proposals - Academic Symposium (HYBRID) on Metropolitan Innovation Ecosystems for Sustainable Transformation

KoMet announces an open call for presentation proposals directed towards young researchers (postgraduates and postdocs) in the field of metropolitan innovation ecosystems and the sustainable transformation of metropolitan regions.
The Academic Symposium (planned as a HYBRID event) is closely related to the Metropolitan Innovation Summit Ruhr 2022: Creating Innovation Networks for Sustainable Transformation (August 31 to September 2, 2022). The Metropolitan Innovation Summit brings together politicians, academics and business leaders from the Ruhr and six other metropolitan regions that have undergone transformation processes towards knowledge economies: Tsukuba (Japan), Pittsburgh (USA), Tel Aviv (Israel), Randstad (Netherlands), Upper Silesia (Poland) and Greater Manchester (United Kingdom). Representatives from these regions are invited to take part in the Academic Symposium as well.
At the Academic Symposium, young researchers from different disciplines are given the opportunity to present their research projects and network internationally. Young researchers studying metropolitan ecosystems and processes of sustainable metropolitan transformation are invited to submit an abstract of 300 words or less, outlining title and content of the proposed presentation. In the abstract, you can present your research ideas, first results or the outcome of your dissertation or postdoc project. Please keep in mind that the presentations will be held in English and must not exceed the limit of five minutes and five slides. This short presentation will allow you to gain visibility with your research and to get connected with other young researchers and renowned scholars in the field. Accepted submissions will lead to an invitation to present at the Academic Symposium’s Launch Pad for Young Researchers (Saturday, September 3, 2022, 1:30 to 2:30 pm).

Venue: Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Building IA, Room 1-117/123

For more details on the call (application process e.g.) please click HERE

For more details about the Academic Symposium please scroll further down. 

Academic Symposium on Metropolitan Innovation Ecosystems for Sustainable Transformation

Special Guests: Prof. Dr. Maryann Feldman, Prof. Dr. Andreas Löschel, Prof. Dr. Frank van Oort

Saturday, September 3, 2022 (English-speaking event) from 10:00am until 03:0pm; Venue: Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum, Building IA, Room 1-117/123

This Academic Symposium (planned as a HYBRID event) will take place after the Metropolitan Innovation Summit Ruhr 2022 and focus on innovation ecosystems from a scientific perspective. As a basic understanding, we define Metropolitan Innovation Ecosystems of Sustainable Transformation as structures that are formed and used by actors inside and across different systems of society to foster innovation supporting sustainable transformation. Such innovation ecosystems are highly complex and dynamic systems with multiple and changing actors bringing in different resources, interests, perspectives and logics of actions. 

Both, Metropolitan Innovation Summit and Academic Symposium bring together politicians, academics, and business leaders from the Ruhr and six other metropolitan regions (Tsukuba (Japan), Pittsburgh (USA), Tel Aviv (Israel), Randstad (Netherlands), Upper Silesia (Poland) and Greater Manchester (United Kingdom)) that have undergone transformation processes towards knowledge economies. Representatives from the respective regions are also invited to take part in the Academic Symposium, which reflects on metropolitan innovation ecosystems for sustainable transformation from a (transformative) research perspective. Young researchers from different disciplines are also given the opportunity to present their research projects and network internationally (timeslot 1:30 until 2:30pm; Call for Preseantion Proposals). The Academic Symposium is intended to serve as an impetus for longer-term exchanges among participants and to initiate potential future research activities.

Here you finde the (tentative) AGENDA.

Please register for the Symposium HEREThe places in presence are unfortunately limited!

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Lehre in der Metropolenforschung

An den UA Ruhr-Universitäten findet sich ein sowohl breites als auch spezialisiertes Lehrangebot im Bereich der Metropolenforschung. Die Lehrangebote richten sich sowohl an Masterstudierende als auch an Doktorand:innen.