The Master’s Programme in Innovation and Spatial Dynamics enables you to pursue careers both at national and international institutions working on economic development and innovation, such as the European Union, OECD, World Bank, WTO, NGOs, governments and central banks, multinational companies and consulting firms.
In this programme you will be provided with the theory, concepts and methods to analyse and better understand the economics, roots and drivers of growth and innovation. The unique focus on spatial dynamics enables you to gain insights on how the areas of economic growth and innovation interplay, evolve and shape the economy and commerce in different regions and periods of time.
Innovation is fundamental in the process of economic growth. Theories of economic growth for long have sought a comprehensive model that along with capital and labour also encompass technical change. The programme is designed to meet a demand in analytical and planning work for the ability to merge knowledge about economic modelling and the role of innovation and entrepreneurship with empirical evidence of economic change across time and space.
The programme draws on frontline research in the field of economic geography and the economics of innovation. Some of the key topics covered are small business economics, economics of innovation, regional development and entrepreneurship, as well as innovation, energy and sustainability.