GEOG3101 - Innovation and 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 actions and strategies of enterprises, and policies and instruments by regional authorities and national states. One of the central aspects is restructuring processes related to industries and settlements, for example in the context of sustainable transitions and the development of new, culture-based economies. The course will stress the relationship between theory and practice, exemplified by 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 the relationship between innovation and regional Development and policy. The central aim is to provide a comprehensive insight into the relations between theories of economic development, endogenous end exogenous development processes and regional policy implementation.


  • able to critically use theories and research results in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation, 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, restructuring processes, urban- and rural development and regional- and innovation policy.

Learning methods and activities

Up to 18 hours lectures and 1 seminar. The seminar followed by group presentations are compulsory.

Compulsory assignments

  • 1 seminar, group based presentation and compulsory attendance on the introduction day.

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). 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.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

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 2022-12-22 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL110 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 2
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2023-05-12 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 25
  • * 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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