Urbaria is now gathering experts in the University of Helsinki, who are working in the field of urban and regional studies and interest in joining Urbaria Community and Urbaria activities.

Ex­pres­sion of in­terest to join Urbaria – Helsinki In­sti­tute of Urban and Re­gional Stud­ies

Helsinki Institute of Urban and Regional Studies, Urbaria, is the first multi-disciplinary urban research unit in Finland (read more in helsinki.fi/urbaria).  As a majority of the world's population lives in cities, a major part of all social phenomena, problems and amenities will take on an urban form and challenge the existing regional structures. The institute aims to tackle  complex urban and regional development challenges by research and education. Furthermore, the institute provides a forum for multidisciplinary discussions. It combines the long-standing academic excellence of research in the University of Helsinki with emerging transdisciplinary collaborations with cities and other actors. The research focuses on three interlinking fields: places, people and politics in an international setting.

Urbaria is now gathering experts in the University of Helsinki, who are working in the field of urban and regional studies and interest in joining Urbaria Community and Urbaria activities.

If you have already applied and received the HELSUS KATI membership, you will automatically be joint to the Urbaria Community.

Why to join the Urbaria Com­munity? 

When joining the Urbaria community you will for example:

  • receive Urbaria newsletters and information about upcoming activities
  • establish new contacts both nationally and internationally
  • be part of building an interdisciplinary research community and international networks of  urban and regional studies
  • be able to design future forms and layers of Urbaria memberships and fellowships
  • be part of planning and organizing joint activities, seminars and events
  • have possibility to teach in the Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning
  • gain access to possible Urbaria research funding

Urbaria Community is open to researchers with a doctoral degree and doctoral students affiliated to the University of Helsinki. Urbaria Community researchers have plans for future research directions towards urban and regional studies, as well as shown evidence of past and ongoing research (published in peer-review articles).

Reply to this call and express your interest in joining Urbaria Community by filling this form.

Notice that this call is for an expression of interest for Urbaria activities. More detailed call for affiliated Urbaria members and fellowships will be announced later this year.

Please also sign in to Urbaria email list urbaria-news@helsinki.fi through majordomo@helsinki.fi, or ask iiris.koivulehto@helsinki.fi to add you into the list.

For more information please contact Urbaria Director Mari Vaattovaara (mari.vaattovaara@helsinki.fi), or Urbaria Coordinator Iiris Koivulehto (iiris.koivulehto@helsinki.fi)

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