GEOG3100 - Social perspectives on innovation and sustainable development


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 3 days

Course content

The course provides an introduction to innovation as a research field with emphasis on the fields evolution from the classical contributions from mainly economists to today's multidisciplinary research field where sustainable development has become an important part of the concept of innovation. A key topic for discussion in the course is the importance of innovation for society's sustainable development. At the same time, the importance of social context for innovation is emphasized. Place, region and globalization are important dimensions in understanding the relationship between innovation and society. Furthermore, the subject also deals with various forms of innovation, and the institutional organization of innovation policy in Norway.

Learning outcome

A student who has completed this course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


  • will gain knowledge about the relationship between innovation, sustainable development and society as a whole.


  • be able to critically evaluate theories and concepts related to innovation and sustainable development.

General competence:

  • have acquired understanding of the mutual relationship between innovation and sustainable development in society, and how they form the basis for conversion processes and policy design at different geographic levels.

Learning methods and activities

Up to 16 hours lectures, compulsory seminars, group work and presentations.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation in seminars, group work and presentations.

Further on evaluation

The compulsory assignments must be completed and approved in order to be eligible to take the exam. Same form of examination is given when re-sitting for the exam or improving the grade. The exam is offered both in the autumn and spring semester.

Required previous knowledge

Completed a bachelor degree.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geography
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geography


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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