2018 Summer Institute in Urban Studies

1st Feb 2018

2018 Summer Institute in Urban Studies

Applications for SIUS 2018 close in just two weeks!


The Summer Institute in Urban Studies will take place at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and run from the evening of Sunday 15 July to the afternoon of Thursday 19 July.

It provides an opportunity to investigate leading-edge theoretical and methodological questions, along with a range of associated career development issues, in the field of urban studies.

SIUS 2018 comes after three very successful Summer Institutes in Urban Studies at the University of Manchester in 2014, 2015 and 2016. It reflects going forward that the Institute will occur on a biennial basis and take place as a partnership between the Manchester Urban Institute and another university-based urban grouping.

SIUS 2018 is sponsored by the National University of Singapore, the University of Manchester and the Urban Studies Foundation.  



Open to doctoral students (usually post-fieldwork), postdoctoral researchers, and recently appointed faculty/lecturers (normally within three years of first continuing appointment), the Institute comprises an intensive program of activities. 

It is designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the innovatory developments and enduring controversies in urban studies, as well as mentoring and support in the different aspects of the academic labour process, from applying for grants to designing courses, from editing books and special issues of journals to writing book proposals, and from publishing in journals to working at the academic/non-academic interface.


Confirmed speakers to date include:

Tim Bunnell (National University of Singapore)

Daniel P S Goh (National University of Singapore)

Shenjing He (Hong Kong University)

Jane M Jacobs (Yale-NUS Liberal Arts College)

Lee Kah Wee (National University of Singapore)

Charlotte Lemanski (Cambridge University)

Anant Maringanti (Hyderabad Urban Lab, India)

Michelle A Miller (National University of Singapore)

Linda Peake (York University, Toronto)

C P Pow (National University of Singapore)

James D Sidaway (National University of Singapore)

Kevin Ward (University of Manchester)

Cecilia Wong (University of Manchester)                



The fee for the Institute is 250 GBP.  This amount includes bed and breakfast accommodation for four nights (arriving 15 July, leaving 19 July), plus a welcome reception, a walking tour, lunches and an Institute dinner.  To this you need to add the cost of your travel to and from Singapore, and various incidentals such as transport and the costs of other meals. 



Our funding allows us to offer a small number of scholarships. 

Only students who are citizens from countries classified as ‘B’ or ‘C’ by the ISA [see http://www.isa-sociology.org/table_c.htm] are eligible to apply for a scholarship.

Scholarships will cover the cost of flights/travel to Singapore and the Institute registration fee.  The scholarships will not cover daily subsistence expenses (meals, local transportation costs etc.).



Applications close on Friday 16 February. See here for details: https://www.mui.manchester.ac.uk/connect/events/summer-institute/


Further information

If you have any questions regarding the 2018 Summer Institute in Urban Studies please contact the Manchester Urban Institute manager, Matthew Harrison, at [email protected]


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