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  城市与区域研究中心(城市与区域规划系)的前身是成立于1956年的地理系经济地理教研室。1970年代后,根据不同时期国家发展的需求,经济地理教研室不断拓宽研究领域,发展新的研究方向,并于1985年成立了中山大学城市与区域研究中心。2002年在地理科学与规划学院成立,经整合原城市与区域研究中心、地理系经济地理教研室、地球与环境科技应用研究中心等单位的教师与科研人员,形成了目前的城市与区域研究中心。

一、定位与研究方向

  城市与区域研究中心人文地理学于1990年获得博士学位授予权,2000年被评为广东省重点学科。同年地理学获一级学科博士学位授予权。2002年人文地理学被评为国家重点学科,2007年人文地理国家重点学科评估获得通过,同年成为教育部“高等学校特色专业建设点”。现在是全国三个人文地理重点学科之一。依托国家重点学科,目前城市与区域规划中心已经成为在国内外具有一定知名度和特色的集教学、科研与开发为一体的学术机构。

  本中心长期以来,立足岭南,面向全国,走向世界,积极发挥地理学科综合的特长,以开展理论研究为重点,以面向地方服务为支持,在城市地理与城市规划、旅游地理与规划、区域发展与规划、文化与政治地理等研究方向获得重要的研究成果,

  其中,城市地理与城市规划方向积极吸收西方先进理论,结合中国国情,特别是珠江三角洲的实际情况,在城市发展、城市内部空间结构、城市群、城市社区、城市土地利用及世界城市等方面在理论、方法及应用上取得突破和创新;旅游地理与旅游规划方向在城市旅游、主题公园研究、旅游系统动力学研究、游憩研究、旅游影响研究、世界文化遗产旅游等领域取得重要进展并初步形成研究特色;区域发展与规划方向在土地利用规划、转型期的中国城乡规划研究等方面进行理论创新与实践,拓宽为地方政府服务的渠道;文化与政治地理方向在区域文化地理、城市文化地理、区域文化整合研究等领域开展了系列研究,并取得相关成果。

二、主要研究成果

  城市与区域研究中心取得了显著的研究成绩。2001年以来,先后主持国家杰出青年基金项目1项,国家自然基金重点项目2项,面上项目和青年项目30多项,国家部委和省级科研项目30多项,其他科研项目400余项,获得多项成果奖励。发表学术论文1000多篇,在中外文重要期刊上发表的论文具有较强的学术影响;出版学术著作40多部。

  本中心在为国家和地方经济社会服务方面也取得了显著的成绩。自2001年以来,本中心教师已主持完成了大批地方政府和企事业单位委托的涉及城市与区域规划、管理、战略咨询和其他相关项目,科研经费超亿元,为地方发展作出了重要贡献。

三、人才培养与团队建设

  城市与区域研究中心具有实力强大的教学与研究团队。全中心共有教师31名,其中教授12人(一名为德国籍教师)、副教授8人,具有博士学位的教师22人,另有一名德国教授每年在中心工作半年。研究团队中现有青年杰出基金获得者1名,国家基金重点课题主持人2名,国务院学位委员会学科评议组成员一名,国际全球环境变化人文因素计划(IHDP)城市化学术委员会委员、国际地理联合会(IGU)跟踪明日的城市专业委员会委员、国际地理联合会(IGU)巨型城市专业委员会委员、国际全球环境变化人文因素计划中国国家委员会(CNC-IHDP)城市化工作组组长(2005-)及国际中国城市研究网络(UCRN, USA)委员1名,教育部新世纪优秀人才获得者1名。本中心已形成了一支梯队年龄与知识结构合理、学历层次高、专业覆盖面广、技术力量雄厚、发展后劲和潜力巨大的学术人才梯队。各研究方向学术带头人具备扎实的理论基础、精深的专业知识和高度的责任心,在各相关的研究领域中颇有建树,在科学研究和社会实践方面形成了团体优势,取得令人瞩目的成绩。

  本中心现有人文地理学博士点1个,博士生导师11人,近年来每年招生硕、博士生近百人;人文地理学硕士点1个,招收人文地理学专业和城市与区域规划专业硕士生,硕士生导师23人,兼职硕士生导师5名;本科专业包括理科的经济地理专业和工科的城市规划专业。为社会培养了大量高层次的人文地理学人才,其中不少毕业同学已经成为所在单位的业务骨干和重要岗位的专业管理人才。

四、开放和交流

  城市与区域研究中心还建立了日益广泛的国际学术交流网络。先后与美国、加拿大、德国、日本、澳大利亚、瑞士等国家,以及香港、澳门和台湾等地区的学术机构开展了十多项合作项目;主办了十多次国际学术会议;利用合作项目及与香港大学建立的长期、稳定的学术联系,互派学者讲学、召开国际学术会议、开展联合研究、考察、进修,派研究生出境研修等,在国际上形成了日益广泛的影响。

  本中心将一如既往地坚持国际交流、理论研究和服务地方的三大战略,推动本学科的进展,在为社会培养和输送更多更好的各类层次人才的同时,为国家和地方的发展做出更多的贡献,建设成为国内一流、国际先进的中国人文地理学科学研究中心及学术交流中心,国内高层次人才培养基地及具有影响力的地方政府服务决策咨询中心。热忱欢迎海内外专家和有志于从事城市与区域研究工作的学者前来本中心工作、访问和开展合作研究。

 

地址:广州市新港西路135号中山大学城市与区域研究中心

邮政编码:510275

依托单位:中山大学

电话:0086-20-84112332

邮箱:guihuaxi@mail.sysu.edu.cn



Introduction to Center for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS), the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Sun Yat-Sen University

The predecessor Center for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS), the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Sun Yat-sen University was the Economic Geography Teaching and Research Group in the Department of Geography established in 1956. After the 1970s, adapting to the needs of the national development, the Economic Geography Teaching and Research Group continuously expanded its research areas to develop new research directions, and established the Urban and Regional Research Center for the first time in 1985. The present Center for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS), was founded in October 2002 when the School of Geography and Planning at Sun Yat-sen University was established, incorporating some faculty members from the previous three organizations, namely the Center for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS), the Economic Geography Teaching Research Group at the Department of Geography, and the Research Center for Earth and Environmental Sciences Application..

1 Research Orientations

The center was authorized to offer Human geography doctorate degree in 1990, and was named the key discipline of Guangdong Province in 2000; in the same year was authorized to offer doctorate degree in geography as the first class discipline. In 2002, Human Geography was awarded national key discipline, and passed the national key discipline assessment in 2007; in the same year was awarded the "Higher Education Specialty Major Construction point." by the Ministry of Education. It is now one of the only three national key disciplines. Based on the development of national key discipline, the urban and regional planning center is nationally and internationally renowned for its integration of training, research and development functions.

Over a long period of time, the CURS bases in Lingnan, while serves the country and the world, actively applies geographical expertise to carry out academic research and services the local society. The CURS has achieved a number of research accomplishments in the areas of urban geography and urban planning, tourism geography and planning, regional development and planning, cultural and political geography.

The Urban Geography and Urban Planning research group actively applies western theories to understand the reality of China, especially the Pearl River Delta. It has made breakthroughs and innovation in theoretical and methodological, development, and applications in the studies of urban development, urban internal spatial structure, urban agglomeration, urban communities, urban land use and other aspects of the world's cities. The Tourism Geography and Planning research group has also made significant progress and has developed its own research characteristics in the areas of urban tourism, theme parks, tourism system dynamics, recreation studies and tourism impact studies, world cultural heritage tourism etc..  Meanwhile, the Regional Development and Planning research group carries out theoretical innovation and practices in the areas of land use planning, urban and rural planning, so as to broaden the channels to serve local government. Last but not the least, the cultural and political geography research group launches a series of research in the areas of regional cultural geography, urban and cultural geography, regional cultural integration, and has achieved remarkable accomplishments.

2 Research accomplishments

Since 2001 the CURS has successively carried out several important national research projects, including one  National Outstanding Youth Fund, two key projects and more than 30 standard and youth research grants offered by the National Natural Science Foundation, more than 30 national ministries and provincial research projects, and more than 400 other research projects. The center also received numerous achievement awards, published more than 1,000 articles in domestic/foreign journals and published more than 40 academic works, thus has a strong academic influence.

The CURS has also made remarkable achievements at the national and local economic and social services. Since 2001, the members of the center has completed a large number of projects commissioned by the local government and enterprises concerning urban and regional planning, management, strategic planning etc., received over hundred million research funding, and has made an important contribution to local development.

3 Personnel training and team building

The CURS has a strong teaching and research team comprising 31 teachers, including 12 professors (one German teacher), 8 associate professors, and one part-time German professor. 22 teachers hold doctorate degrees The team contains one awarder of the National Outstanding Youth Fund, two awardees of key National Foundation projects, one member of the Evaluation Group of the State Council Degree Committee, members of the Urban Commission Group of the International Human Dimensions Programmer on Global Environmental Change (IHDP), the urbanization professional committee of “tracking tomorrow’s cities” affiliated to the International Geographical Union (IGU), the international Geographical Union (IGU) mega-cities professional Committee, the International human Dimensions Programmer on global Environmental Change, China National Committee (CNC-IHDP) urban working group (2005- ) and the Urban China Research Networks (UCRN, USA), and one winner of “new Century Excellent Talents” awarded by the Ministry of Education.

The center has formed a strong echelon, with high education levels, wide professional coverage and strong technical forces, and academic development potential. Leader of the team have solid theoretical foundation, deep expertise and strong sense of responsibility; have obtained many achievements in relevant fields of study. The team thus has great advantage in the scientific research and social practice, and has made impressive accomplishments.

The CURS has got 1 doctoral program of Human Geography and 11 doctoral supervisors. The center annually enrolls nearly one hundred master and doctoral students in recent years. It has one Master program in Geography recruiting human geography and urban and Regional Planning students, and 23 full time and 5 part-time Master Instructor; the bachelor degree in the center including economic geography and urban planning . The center has cultivated a large number of high-level talents in human geography for the local community, and many of them have become the business backbone and the key members of professional management teams.

4 Openness and communication

The CURS has also established an increasingly wide range of international academic communication networks. It has successively carried out cooperation projects with dozens of research institutions in the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, Australia, Switzerland and other countries, as well as Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and other regions; has hosted dozens of international conferences; has established long-term, stable academic links with Hong Kong University, through a series of activities such as exchange of scholars, holding international academic conferences, jointed research projects, jointed overseas investigation and training projects . Overall, the international influence of the center has been increasingly widened.

The center will continue to adhere to the three strategies: international exchanges, theoretical development, and servicing local community, to promote the progress of the discipline, to train better and more talents of various levels for the local community, and make more contribution to the construction of a first-class, advanced human geography scientific research center and academic exchange center, to build a domestic high-level personnel training base and an influencing service center providing decision-making consultation for local governments. We warmly welcome domestic and overseas experts and scholars interested in urban and regional research visiting and carrying out cooperative research in the center.