This course offers an introduction to analyzing innovation systems dynamics, and to analyzing the different components that make-up the innovation system. It provides a set of tools to scientifically measure and model dynamics in each component of the innovation system and the system as a whole.

Information on the course and registration may be found here.


EPOG information leaflet (2015) POSTER EPOG (2015-2017)

Call for application

The main objective of the EPOG Master’s course is to give birth to a new generation of international experts, able to define and assess economic policies and evolve within different political, social and regional contexts. Towards this objective the EPOG Master’s Program goes beyond the reach of standard economic theory to include various heterodox approaches that may have more to say about the challenges facing national policy makers in a globalized context.

SCHOLARSHIPS The very best students from all over the world will be eligible forscholarships awarded for 2 years by the European Commission, based on our selection:

The « Programme countries » scholarships for students from Member States of the European Union (EU) as well as former Yugoslav, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Republic of Macedonia, Turkey;

The « Partner countries » scholarships for students from all the other countries.

Deadline for students who are applying for Erasmus Mundus scholarships will be the 21st of January 2015. The course will start in September 2015.


27961_mikeheaderThe new track with emphasis upon how innovation and knowledge contributes to economic development within the established MIKE-E programme on Innovation, Knowledge and Economic dynamics at Aalborg University, Denmark.

The aim is to conceptualize, describe and discuss how building systems of learning, innovation and competence building (LICS) at different levels (local, regional and national) can serve as important elements of development strategies.

A few examples illustrate topics to be studied:
• What role does knowledge play for the catching up of emerging economies?
• How can innovation and competence-building contribute to inclusive development?
• What role for national education and university systems in a globalizing learning economy?
• How can strategies promoting innovation make natural resource based growth sustainable?
The new track starts beginning of September 2014. It has as special focus how innovation and knowledge can contribute to economic development. It is associated with the Globelics Research Network and it is initiated and organized by the Globelics Secretariat (see

Application-Deadlines for September 2014 intake:
March, 15 – applicants requiring visa
May, 1 – applicants with EU/EEA citizenship

Visit for more information about the programme, requirements and the application procedure. Any questions on the form and content of the new specialisation may be addressed to Kirsten M. Kristensen (

The International PhD course on Economic Geography will be held at Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands in two periods, 15 October 13.00 pm – 18 October 18.00 pm and 19 November 13.00 pm – 22 November 18.00 pm. PhD students in economic geography and human geography, as well as PhD students in related disciplines such as economics and social sciences can apply. A maximum of 25 PhD students will be selected. Deadline of registration is September 4th 2012

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