The Sino-Greek Research Institute for Urban and Regional Sustainable Development of the Confucius Institute of the University of Thessaly organizes a series of seminars entitled 'Urban and Regional Development in Europe and China'
The seminars are the result of cooperation among Professors of the University of Thessaly and the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing and aim to explore the latest challenges of Urban and Regional Development in Europe and China.
The 1st Seminar of the Research Center of the Confucius Institute at the University of Thessaly entitled 'Urban and Regional Development in China and Europe' will take place on the 13th of January 2022 at 12:00 (Athens time)
Renowned Professors in the field of Urban & Regional Science will present the latest challenges in Urban and Regional Development in China and Europe.
More specifically the program of the speakers and the topics of their presentations are the following:
1. Professor Li Guijun
Director of Teaching Affairs Office, Professor in the School of Management Science and Engineering of CUFE
Topic: The dynamic development process of urban resilience: From the perspective of interaction and feedback
2. Professor Michael (Mick) Dunford
Emeritus Professor, School Global Studies, University of Sussex, Visiting Professor, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR)， Chinese Academy of Sciences
Topic: Common prosperity and uneven development
3. Professor He Canfei
Director of College of Urban and Environmental Sciences of Peking University, Changjiang Distinguished Professorship by the Ministry of Education
Topic: Regional industrial Evolution in China: Path dependence or Path Breaking
4. Professor George Petrakos
Professor of Spatial Economic Analysis, Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, Greece
Former Rector of the University of Thessaly
Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Thessaly
President of the Center of International Education, University of Thessaly.
Topic: Spatial patterns of development in China and the EU
5. Professor Ioannis Psycharis
Professor of Regional Economic Analysis at the Department Economic and Regional Development, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece
Director of the Institute of Regional Development
President of the Greek Department of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA)
Topic: The new landscape of regional inequalities in the European Union in the aftermath of economic crisis: analysis and policy challenges for the programming period post-2020
6. Professor Harry Coccossis
Emeritus Professor, Urban, Spatial and Environmental Planning, Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, Greece
Topic: to be announced