2018 RSA Europe’s Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College, Cagliari, Sardinia

The Regional Studies Association Europe’s Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College will create a fertile environment to tackle these challenges, training students and young researchers to collaborate and work across disciplines. The RSA Europe’s Summer College has been established to focus on how ideas, theories, methods and data can be leveraged across disciplines for the purpose of scientific advancement. Applications are welcome from PhD candidates and post-docs who have been awarded a PhD in the past 5 years, from a variety of disciplines and institutional backgrounds.


  • To develop new networks beyond Economic Geography and Regional Science and/or Studies.
  • To explore collaborations at the intersection of disciplines.
  • To push the frontier of scientific inquiry in one field by incorporation of ideas and theories from others.
  • To connect young talented researchers from various disciplinary backgrounds.
  • To offer participants valuable networking opportunities with peers and also with course tutors.
  • To offer participants training in methods and skills and the opportunity to discuss and develop their understanding of, and contribution to, theoretical advancement.
  • To encourage and pursue the development of future leading researchers.


All documents and the video should be submitted by Monday, 25th June 2018.  If you have any problems with your application, please email klara.sobekova@regionalstudies.org.

Click here to find out more about the application process: http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/2018-rsa-socio-spatial-dynamics-summer-college

We are happy to present Summer College Instructors: http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/plenary-sessions/summer-college-instructors

The registration fee will be 150€ which covers accommodation, meals and social activities.

Summer College Committee

The RSA Europe’s Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College is an original endeavour supported by Regional Studies Europe alongside a diverse and interdisciplinary committee:

  • Emanuela Marrocu – CRENoS & Dept of Economics and Business, Università di Cagliari, Sardinia
  • Riccardo Crescenzi – Dept of Geography, London School of Economics, UK
  • Dieter F. Kogler – Spatial Dynamics Lab, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Alessandro Plaisant – Dept of Architecture, Design and Urbanization, Università di Sassari, Italy
  • Stefano Usai – CRENoS & Dept of Economics and Business, Università di Cagliari, Sardinia
  • David Bailey – Aston University, UK