History & Activities

1987
Foundation of the APSA at the Department of Geography of RTWT Aachen, Germany
1989
Organisation of the workshop “The Pacific Challenge”
1990
Publication of first volume of the Pazifik Forum book series
1990/1991
Lecture series “The Role of New Zealand in the Pacific Region”
1991
Organisation of the conference “Tourism as engine for economic development in the Pacific Region”
1992
First publication of the journal Pacific News
1992
Organisation of the international conference “Japan and the Pacific Region”
1993
Lecture series “Indigenous People in the Pacific Region”
1995
Organisation of the international conference “Labour Market Policy and Social Aspects for Sustainable Development in the Pacific Region”
1997
Organisation of the international conference ” Growing Gaps? Needs & Perspectives for Sustainable Regional Development in the Asian-Pacific Region”
2002/2003
Lecture series “The Pacific today: Transition, Values, Economy”
2003/2004
Lecture series “Will the 21th century be ‘the Pacific Century’?”; (Lecturers & Subjects)
2008
1st edition of the poster exhibition “China’s Metropolis in Transition“, as part of the event series CHINATIME Hamburg 2008
2009
Poster exhibition “China’s Metropolis in Transition” (2nd updated & extended edition) in cooperation with the NGO EU CHINA Civil Society, Asia House Essen.
2010
The first issue of the journal Pacific News gets entirely published in English language
2010
Poster exhibition “China’s Metropolis in Transition” (3rd updated & extended edition), as part of the event series CHINATIME Hamburg 2010; the poster series on flickr.
2010
The journal Pacific News introduces a peer-review system and a scientific advisory board
2011
Poster exhibition “MegaCities of Southeast Asia” – please have a look at the poster series on flickr.
2012
Poster exhibition “China’s Metropolis: The Second Transition” (4rth updated edition), as part of the event series CHINATIME Hamburg 2012 – please have a look at the poster series on flickr.
2012
Re-labelling of the journal Pacific News into Pacific Geographies
2014
Poster exhibition “China’s Metropolis: The Second Transition” (5th updated edition), as part of the event series CHINATIME Hamburg 2014.
2015
Poster exhibition “China’s Metropolis: The Second Transition” (6th updated edition), as part of the Science Year 2015/2016 with the topic “City of the Future”, supported by funding of the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
2016
Poster exhibition “China’s Metropolis: The Second Transition” (7th updated edition), as part of the event series CHINATIME Hamburg 2016 – please have a look at the poster series on flickr.
2017
Poster exhibition “The Change of Southeast Asia’s Metropolis: Between Globalisation, Climate Change and Fragmentation” (currently under preparation)