Our Aims and Objectives

We are the UK association for all those who research, study and teach global development issues

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What is Development Studies

What is development studies, why it matters, how you can study and career prospects

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Our Members

We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions

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Find out about our constitution and how we are run

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Meet our Council members and other stuff who support the running of DSA

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The DSA Conference is an annual event which brings together the development studies community

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Our conference this year is themed "Just sustainable futures in an urbanising and mobile world"

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Past Conferences

Find out about our previous conferences

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Study Groups

Our Study Groups offer a chance to connect with others who share your areas of interest

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Students and ECRs

Students and early career researchers are an important part of our community

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Our book series with OUP and our relationship with other publishers

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North-South Research

A series of workshops exploring North-South interdisciplinary research with key messages and reports

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Membership Directory

Find out who our members are, where they are based and the issues they work on

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Development Studies Association

Building connections: researching global change

Welcome to the Development Studies Association (DSA). We are the UK based membership organisation for all those studying, researching and teaching in the field of global development.

We’ve been together for over 40 years. We are proud of our strong membership base, our diverse networks, our lively annual conference, and our collaborative publications.

Lome, Togo. Image by Jordan Rowland

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DSA works on behalf of the development studies community in the UK. We build connections between DSA members, represent their views in relevant consultations and share their work with a wide audience of prospective students, partners and donors.

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