XLIV Reunión de Estudios Regionales

Special programme for new researchers

Being aware of the importance of attracting new researchers to the study of economic and social spatial dynamics, the urban and regional economy and economic geography the Spanish Association of Regional Science invites our young researchers to a series of activities within the framework of the XLIV Meeting of Regional Studies whose next edition will be held on 21, 22 and 23 November 2018 in Valencia.

Specific activities are proposed for doctoral students who are in the early stages of their doctoral theses and for master’s students oriented towards research. Being sensitive to the scarcity of resources available for young researchers, the proposal is accompanied by a reduced and very beneficial registration.

These activities include attendance to training workshops, the access to the plenary and parallel sessions, and the workshop for new researchers where they could present their research proposals to prestigious researchers and receive their suggestions.


Wednesday 21th

16:00 – 20:00

Workshops: Big data and Social Networks,  Water Management and Quick course of maps with the free software Quantum GIS (QGIS)
Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd

8:30 – 20:30

Access to all parallel sessions, conferences and activities of the XLIV Regional Science Congress
Friday 23rd afternoon Presentation of a poster about your research in the workshop for new researchers.



Workshop for new researchers

The objective is to give the opportunity to new researchers to present their idea of the research. It is not necessary to present results but to specify and motivate your research question, objectives and as far as possible specify their work plan, methodology and possible databases to face their analysis. In order to facilitate this presentation, the preparation of a poster is recommended as a format.

The invited lecturers, Prof. Roberta Capello and Prof. Juan Ramón Cuadrado Roura, both with extensive experience in the direction of doctoral theses and international research projects will make constructive comments on the proposed idea and will guide the researcher on the appropriate strategies to carry out their research projects, alternative databases, potential problems or improvements in the concretion of the research question and the work plan exposed.

Special conditions for new researchers

Master’s degree students or at the beginning of their doctorate will be eligible for this formula. PhD students who are in the final phase of their thesis or who participate in any session of the conference cannot take benefit of this reduced registration fee. Limited places.

The reduced registration fee is 75€, while the standard fee for the rest of participants is 265€, which means a saving of 190€ for new researchers. This reduced special fee includes the right to participate in the training workshops, the access to the plenary and parallel sessions, and the workshop for new researchers. The gala dinner is not included, in case someone wants to attend it is necessary to pay 50 €.

Besides this, the reduced registration fee includes also the membership fee for one year (amounting to 65 euros) with all rights as a member: access to the journal Regional Research, important reductions in all international regional science conferences (RSAI), services and activities of the AECR, etc. (You will have to register as a member through the web www.aecr.org, after the congress).

People interested in taking advantage of the reduced registration fee must send an email to info@aecr.org indicating they want to participate with the proof of the bank transfer of the payment of the registration. Payment of the fee should be done by a transfer to Caja de Arquitectos ES6531830800810000092380 before the 15th of October with the following comment: Your name and Payment Fee AECR-RER-Joven.