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 development and innovation interplay, evolve and shape the economy in different regions and periods of time.
Innovation is fundamental in the process of economic, social and environmentally sustainable development. Grand challenges such as those we are currently facing; climate change, food security and poverty alleviation, require new technical solutions, new social configurations, new economic models and eventually, new socio-economic and technical transformations. Innovation is also about the diffusion and incremental changes that yield economic, social and environmental benefits for society. In this programme, you will learn the dynamics of both macro and microeconomics of innovation.
The programme draws on frontline research in the field of economic geography, economics of innovation and economic history. Some of the key topics covered are innovation for sustainable development, economics of innovation and energy transitions.
Double degree option with Aalborg University
Students enrolled in this programme will have an opportunity to compete for acceptance to a double degree with Aalborg University. Both Lund University and Aalborg University excel in research on innovation and development worldwide.
Core courses (7.5 credits each): Econometrics; Economic Growth over Time and Space; Economics of Innovation; Energy, Transitions, Innovation and Trade; Innovation, Energy and Sustainability; Research Design.
Electives (7.5 credits each): Elective courses that can primarily be included in the degree (course details and timing will be laid out at the introductory week): Applied Time Series Analysis; China and the Asia Pacific Economy; Geographical Information Systems for the Social Sciences; Geographies of Economies: Transforming Places, People and Production; Geographies of Economies: Urban and Regional Planning; Globalisation of Innovation; Institutions, Economic Growth, and Equity; Internship; Population and Living Standards; The Global Economy and Long-term Economic Growth.
The programme ends with a degree project (15 credits).
With an MSc in Innovation and Global Sustainable Development, you will qualify for any profession that requires the capability of intellectual judgement, evaluation and analysis of economic facts and ideas, and good communication skills. This programme will give you plenty of career opportunities both at national and international institutions such as the EU, OECD, ILO, World Bank, UNESCO, WTO, NGOs, governments and central banks, think tanks, multinational companies and consulting firms. Graduates are well equipped for analytical and planning work in the private sector, government and international organisations, as well as for work in non-governmental organisations, consultancy and research.
The programme also provides excellent preparation for PhD studies.
Read more about this programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/innovation-global-development
Why Lund University?
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.
If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.
The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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