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 and decolonising development.

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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, how we are run and meet our Council

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Meet our Council members and other staff 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 "Social justice and development in a polarising 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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Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Japan) Job Announcement

The Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) of Japan is one of the most internationalized, global universities in Japan with half of its students and faculty members being foreign nationals. APU is currently preparing to submit a notification of establishment to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan for the tentatively named College for Sustainable Development and Tourism, and as outlined below, we are set to begin recruiting new faculty for this college. 


APU plans to hire several people in each of the following fields: 

(1) Tourism / Hospitality 

(2) International Development 

(3) Environmental studies / Resource Management 

(4) Regional Development 

(5) Information and Communication Technology 

(6) Social Entrepreneurship 

Application Deadline

All applications must be sent by post and arrive by Thursday, June 10, 2021.

Before submitting your application, visit https://www.apu.ac.jp/home/contents/jobs.html/ for details of the New College, fields of recruitment, qualifications, application methods, and more. As APU are recruiting faculty members in multiple specialized fields, applications for multiple fields are welcome.