Helmia Adita Fitra

  • Role in Center:

    SMUS Doctoral Student

  • Discipline:

    Urban and Regional Planning

  • University:

    Humboldt University

  • Country:


Biography: Helmia Adita Fitra received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the Diponegoro University. She has been working as a junior lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Institut Teknologi Sumatera (ITERA), Indonesia since 2016. She is a member of the Research Group of Innovation, Planning and Governance of Regional Development, ITERA. She is enthusiastic about studying in the field of urban and regional planning, especially in migration and regional development. She is currently a Doctoral Student at the Geography Department at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

PhD Thesis Working Title: Understanding the Return Migration Experience During the Pandemic with Reference to Indonesia, Case of Lampung Province

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Henning Nuissl, Geography Department,  Humboldt University Berlin; Prof. Dr. Felicitas Hillmann (co-supervisor), Georg Simmel Center for Metropolitan Research, Humboldt University Berlin

Selected Publications:

Areas of Expertise:

  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Migration
  • Socio-spatial Segregation
  • Community Development
  • Public Participation

Current Position(s):

  • Since 2021: Doctoral Student at the Geography Department, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
  • Assistant Professor at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Institut Teknologi Sumatera, Indonesia
  • Reviewer for Journal of Planning dan Policy Development (Jurnal Perencanaan dan Pengembangan Kebijakan), Indonesia

Past Position(s)

  • 2018 – 2020: Secretary, Faculty of Regional and Infrastructure Technology, Institut Teknologi Sumatera, Indonesia
  • 2016 – 2018: Secretary, Quality Assurance Units of Institut Teknologi Sumatera, Indonesia
  • 2015 – 2016: Research Assistant, Laboratory of Regional Development and Environment Management, Diponegoro University, Indonesia

Prizes & Awards:

  • 2021: Scholarship for a 36-months program for Ph.D. study, DAAD-GCSMUS
  • 2020: Scholarship for a 6-months program for developing Ph.D. Proposal, DAAD-GCSMUS
  • 2018: Competitive Research Grants, Institut Teknologi Sumatera
  • 2017: Competitive Research Grants, Institut Teknologi Sumatera
  • 2014: Scholarship for Cultural Exchange Program, Catholic Kwandong University, South Korea

Memberships & Networks:

  • Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability (GCSMUS)
  • Indonesian Planner Association
  • Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network