The competence field “Metropolitan Research” has cooperations in the areas of research, teaching and transfer – its partners are based both within the Ruhr Area and abroad.
COOPERATION WITH THE EMSCHERGENOSSENSCHAFT
The Emschergenossenschaft and the competence field “Metropolitan Research” have decided on closely collaborating in the inter- and transdisciplinary academic monitoring of the Emscher area’s transformation in the final phases of the Emscher conversion between 2017 and 2021. The forms of cooperation regarding the areas of knowledge transfer, international transformative research in the Urban Lab, support of junior scholars and training research projects were established in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
COOPERATION WITH THE NRW.BANK
Since the end of 2022, NRW.BANK has been supporting the UAR competence field of metropolitan research. It was contractually agreed to financially support some events - in particular the KoMet Day in 2022 and the KoMet Day in 2023. The joint organization of these events will raise the level of cooperation between NRW.BANK and KoMet to a higher level.
COOPERATION WITH THE REGIONALVERBAND RUHR (RVR)
In June 2019, the Regionalverband Ruhr and the Competence Field Metropolitan Research (KoMet) of the University Alliance Ruhr in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreed to intensify and consolidate their cooperation in the fields "Innovation Region Ruhr", "Knowledge Transfer", "Transformative Research" and "Support for Students and Early Career Reseachers".
In cooperation with the Emschergenossenschaft, the cross-university lecture series “Ruhr Lecture” is addressed at the interested public in the winter term of 2017/18, covering academic and practical topics concerning the Ruhr Area.
Joint Conference on Health and Emscher
The first conference on Impulses for the Ruhr Area – Health Potentials Through the Generational Project Emscher Conversion will take place on 7 December, 2017, organized by the Emschergenossenschaft in collaboration with representatives from the research field “Urban Health”. The conference venue will be: Emschergenossenschaft, Kronprinzenstraße 24, 45128 Essen.
Internationally, the competence field “Metropolitan Research” maintains professional contacts with several centers for urban and metropolitan research on a variety of levels. These partners include:
- Urban Institute in Washington D.C., USA
- Centre for Urban Research of the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia
- Urban Studies Centres of the University of British Columbia, Canada
- Urban Studies at Simon-Fraser-University in Vancouver, Canada
- Global Urban Studies at University of Calgary, Canada
- College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University Shanghai, China
- Department of Policy and Planning Sciences of the University of Tsukuba, Japan