During the Opening Ceremony of the 56th ERSA Congress, in Vienna, Manfred Fischer received the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) Founder’s Medal in recognition for his long and brilliant career in Regional Science.
Fischer, a Professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business, has more than 100 publications along the last 40 years in the fields of spatial analysis, econometric methods and economic geography. His work has inspired and influenced researchers from all over the world in the last decades.
Manfred Fischer was also considered the “Researcher of the Month” of September 2016 by the University of Vienna. The webpage of this University related to this issue includes a video of Manfred Fischer (almost) receiving his RSAI Founder’s Medal (bottom of the page).
Image above: Manfred Fischer receiving the award from the President of RSAI, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose.
Image below: Manfred Fischer with his RSAI Founder’s Medal