Upcoming Dates and Events

Find out about upcoming dates and events within the Competence Field Metropolitan Research.

Upcoming Events

Ruhr Lecture 2021/22 Insights into the Research Field 'Mobility and Logistics' - Research Questions, Challenges and Solutions

This winter semester 2021/22, the Ruhr Lecture will focus on the topic "Mobility and Logistics". The researcher of the research field “Mobility and Logistic” from the competence field metropolitan research (KoMet)  will give the lectures on six Mondays (October25th, November 22nd, December 13th 2021, January 10th, January 17th, January 24th 2022) between 4 and 7 pm during the lecture period. As always, the lecture series will be held in English and will also take place completely virtually.

The access data for the virtual lecture series can be obtained by contacting metropolenforschung_at_uaruhr.de (not before October 2021).

Since 2013, the RUHR LECTURE has been organized by the Institute of Geography at Ruhr-University Bochum and the Faculty of Spatial Planning at TU Dortmund University. They are now joined by the Joint Center "Urban Systems" at the University of Duisburg-Essen. As of the winter term 2016/17, the RUHR LECTURE is organized by the Competence Field „Metropolitan Research“ of the University Alliance Ruhr (UAR).

Program Ruhr Lecture 21/22

SAVE THE DATE - 3rd KoMet-Day on December, 6th 2021 - "Smart Metropolitan Solutions - Ways to Climate-Neutral and Resilient Cities"

How can smart city approaches be used to address current challenges of climate-neutral and resilient urban development from a social, technical and ecological perspective? What (un)desired side effects are associated with the smart city concept? How can resilience and sustainability be thought intelligently together? These and other questions will be focused on the conference "Smart Metropolitan Solutions - Ways to Climate-Neutral and Resilient Cities", hosted by the Competence Field Metropolitan Research (KoMet) of the University Alliance Ruhr (University Duisburg-Essen; Bochum and TU Dortmund) in cooperation with the Emschergenossenschaft. The event is part of the 3rd KoMet-Day on December 6, 2021 from 12:30 p.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m.

The event has a hybrid format. The participants have the possibility to take part in the event both virtually and in presence. The KoMet Day will take place in the Convention Centre of the Ruhr-University Bochum in room 2 (Saal 2), Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum. The registration process is expected to start at the beginning of November. After registration, the access data will be sent for the virtual participation.

If you have any questions, please contact the office of the Competence Field Metropolitan Research at metropolenforschung_at_uaruhr.de .

SAVE THE DATE: Clusters and Competitiveness: Building Resilience in Knowledge-based Regions - Hybrid Conference on 23-24 September 2021

Invitation to a hybrid conference with annual meeting of the European Chapter of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness Affiliate Networ.

After three decades of academic discourse on, and practical/political experience with clusters and competitiveness, crises and rising challenges pose new questions to scholars and policy-makers alike. Are clusters and cluster policies still relevant to maintain and build more resilient regions? How did they adapt to new challenges, how do they need to transform in the future? Our conference brings academics, policy-makers and practitioners in the field of regional economic development, clusters and competitiveness together to discuss these and related issues.

More details: http://www.geographie.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/forschung/stadt-und-regionaloekonomie/cluster-conference-2021

Participation is free of charge. Register via https://public.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/anmeldung-clusters21 until 01 September 2021. If you plan to attend in presence, please also indicate in which field trip you would like to participate. Until 10 August 2021, you are also invited to upload abstracts for presentations there. For enquiries and further information, please contact Simon Rohde at simon.rohde_at_rub.de.

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