GEOG3101 - Innovation and Sustainable Regional Development


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

The course offers different perspectives on innovation and regional development, together with a discussion on how this relates to the actions and strategies of enterprises, and the policies and support schemes developed by regional authorities and governments. A key concept in the course is just sustainable transitions, which is discussed in relation to regional industry, employment and natural environment. The subject thematizes the relationship between theory and practice by exemplifying theories with relevant cases.

Learning outcome

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


  • have deep insight in to the relationship between innovation and sustainable transition, endogenous and exogenous development processes and regional policy implementation.


  • able to critically use theories and research findings in the fields of innovation and sustainable development, and is able to formulate relevant research questions in relation to their own project.

General competence:

  • have deeper insight in the mutual relationships between innovation, local- and regional development, sustainable restructuring processes, and regional-, environmental- and innovation policy.

Learning methods and activities

Up to 18 hours lectures and 1 seminar.

Compulsory assignments

  • 1. seminar, group-based preparations and presentations and compulsory attendance at start-up

Further on evaluation

The compulsory assignments must be completed and approved in order to be eligible to take the exam. The examination is a 4 hour written exam (worth 100% of the final grade). The 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

Bachelor in Social Science. Other relevant qualifications can be accepted by the Department of Geography.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geography


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2023-11-24 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 2
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2024-05-21 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL310 Sluppenvegen 14 18
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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