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Pavel Em

  • Pavel Em has been at HSE University since 2019.

Education and Degrees

  • 2013

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Social, economic and political geography
    Thesis Title: Systems of fuzzy central places of Korean Peninsula

  • 2013

    Doctoral programme in Economic, Social, Political and Recreational Geography
    Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • 2010

    Specialist in Social and Economic Geography
    Far East State University, Faculty of Geography

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

Pavel P. Em is a geographer who is primarily interested in the comparison of urbanization and socio-economic development in the two Koreas. He has published a number of articles and a book in English and Russian. After the realization of a research project dedicated to urban agglomerations, he is currently working on shrinking cities.



Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2022, 2021

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Geography of Asia (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs; 1 year, 3, 4 module)Rus




Article Бюржель Г., Бюржель Г., Грондео А., Дарк Р., Колосов В., Шупер В., Эм П. П., Ферару А., Ширрем М. СОРОК ЛЕТ ФРАНКО-РОССИЙСКИХ СРАВНИТЕЛЬНЫХ ИССЛЕДОВАНИЙ ПО ГЕОГРАФИИ ГОРОДОВ: ПЕРЕОСМЫСЛЕНИЕ ОПЫТА // Известия РАН. Серия географическая. 2020. Т. 84. № 3. С. 470-480. doi








  • 2021
  • International Conference on Urban Studies 2021 - Urban Kaleidoscope of North Korea (Сеул). Presentation: Formation of Trans-Border Urban Agglomeration in North Korea: Myth or Reality?
  • 2020
    The Colloquium of the Department of Humanities (Киото). Presentation: Peculiarities of urbanization in North Korea and the role of Pyongyang in its development
  • Korean Studies in India & South Asia: An Inter-Cultural Perspective on Language, Literature and Culture (New Dehli). Presentation: Urban Shrinkage in South Korea: Understanding the Phenomena

  • 2019
    The Academy of Korean Studies Colloquium (Seongnam). Presentation: Demographic Profile of Korea's Shrinking Cities. Do They Have a Chance to Survive?
  • 29th The Association for Korean Studies in Europe (AKSE) Conference in Rome, Italy 29-ая Конференция Ассоциации Корейских исследований в Европе в Риме, Италия (Рим). Presentation: Structure transformation of the Seoul agglomeration: trajectory for polycentric development
  • 2018
    XXII НАУЧНАЯ КОНФЕРЕНЦИЯ КОРЕЕВЕДОВ РОССИИ И СТРАН СНГ "КНДР и РК – 70 ЛЕТ" (Москва). Presentation: Изучение роли пригородных зон в развитии урбанизации в Республике Корея (на примере столичной агломерации)
  • Seminar Series of SOAS University of London (London). Presentation: Peculiarities of Urbanization in Juche Country
  • 2017
    Seminars in Vienna University (Vienna). Presentation: Diffusion of demographic behaviour in urban agglomerations of the Republic of Korea
  • Seminars in EHESS (Paris). Presentation: General study of population and urbanization in North Korea
  • European Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography 2017 (York). Presentation: Is there any link between fractal dimension and service companies’ entropy in Moscow and Seoul
  • 2017 IGU Urban Commission Annual Meeting (Salvador-de-Bahia). Presentation: Urbanization In North Korea: What is the real rate?
  • РОССИЯ И КОРЕЯ В МЕНЯЮЩЕМСЯ МИРОВОМ ПОРЯДКЕ – 2017 (Владивосток). Presentation: Влияние характера городской застройки центральных частей Москвы и Сеула на экономическую активность их территории
  • XXI НАУЧНАЯ КОНФЕРЕНЦИЯ КОРЕЕВЕДОВ РОССИИ И СТРАН СНГ "КОРЕЯ ПЕРЕД НОВЫМИ ВЫЗОВАМИ" (Москва). Presentation: Сравнение развития урбанизации в Республике Корея и Корейской Народно-Демократической Республике в послевоенное время
  • 2016

    56th ERSA Congress 2016 Cities & Regions: Smart, Sustainable, Inclusive? (Vienna). Presentation: Moscow as a fuzzy central place system

  • Annual conference of the IGU Urban Geography Commission 2016 (Shanghai). Presentation: Big cities as a fuzzy central place systems: Comparison of Moscow and Seoul
  • 2015
    International Geographical Union (IGU) Regional Conference 2015 (Москва). Presentation: The subway role in development of the capital agglomeration of the Republic of Korea
  • International Geographical Union (IGU) Regional Conference 2015 (Москва). Presentation: HOW THE CENTRAL PLACE SYSTEM WILL CHANGE IN THE KOREAN PENINSULA IF ITS PARTS UNITE?
  • 2014
    54th Congress European Region Science Association (ERSA) (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: The concept of fuzzy central place as the approach to analyze distribution of central function within urban agglomerations
  • 2013
    European Colloquium of Theoretical and Quantitative Geography 2013 (Dourdan). Presentation: Urban agglomerations as fuzzy central place systems
  • 2011
    17th European Colloquium on Quantitative and Theoretical Geography (Athens). Presentation: Central places theory as method to analyse evolution and prediction of development of urban settlement systems (in terms of the Republic of Korea)


2021. MOU-IFES Fellowship;

2019. Korea Foundation Fellowship for Korean Language Training;

2019. AKS Fellowship;

2017-2018. Korea Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship for European Region;

Employment history

2019-present Part-time Lecturer at the HSE University, Moscow;

2011-present Reseach Fellow at the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow;