Rūta Ubarevičienė is a researcher with a background in urban and regional geography as well as sociology. She has successfully defended two PhD thesis in these fields. In 2017 she obtained the PhD degree from Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) and in 2018 – from Lithuanian Social Research Centre (Lithuania).

Rūta is a postdoctoral researcher in the Urban Studies research group at the Department of Urbanism and at the Institute of Human Geography and Demography at the Lithuanian Social Research Centre. She has an interdisciplinary and international research profile and broad professional network. She collaborated on the research projects in Lithuania, the Netherlands and Germany and has an outstanding track record of securing funding for personal grants.

Rūta is a co-editor of the book "Socio-Economic Segregation and Income Inequality: a Global Perspective", which brings together 25 research teams (55 researchers) from all over the word; she is the lead manager of this project and acts as the main contact person. In 3–5 years her career ambition is to contribute to the development of a modern data infrastructure for the Baltic States and to establish herself as a leading expert and scholar of the socio-spatial development and spatial population mobility in the Baltic States.

research interest

  • Social and spatial inequality
  • Social segregation
  • Depopulation
  • Migration and mobility
  • Baltic States

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Postdoctoral researcher in the Urban Studies research group, Department of Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Researcher in the Institute of Human Geography and Demography at the Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Lithuania.


PhD, Delft University of Technology
PhD, Lithuanian Social Research Centre in cooperation with Vytautas Magnus University and Kaunas University of Technology
MSc in Geography and Landscape, Vilnius University


Architecture and the Built Environment

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