Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
MAAN7560 Geography of knowledge creation and innovations 5 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Johanna Hautala
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X

General description

Knowledge and innovations have important roles in geography and knowledge economy. Knowledge is created in all sectors of society, for instance, in academia, art, politics and business. The aim is to develop even better research methods, pieces of art, political decisions and commercial products. Some knowledge creation processes lead into innovations - for example, completely new or substantially improved products or services.

Learning outcomes

Student masters the main features of international knowledge creation and innovation processes, as well as challenges related to these processes. The student is capable of analyzing processes with the concepts of time and space in different geographical contexts such as peripheries and centers.


Course concerns geographies of knowledge creation processes and innovations through theory and empirical examples. The meaning of knowledge and innovations is considered in geography, especially economic geography, and in current international society. Concepts of space and time are applied as a theoretical lens to the topic. Empirical examples include research about internationally mobile experts in varying fields who work in and move between peripheral and central locations.

Teaching language


Modes of study

- Lectures
- Excercise work(s)
- Visit(s)


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

FM1 or FM2, period IV

Further information

The course is organised every second year, not organized 2017-2018

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Geography and Geology
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Geography and Geology
DP in Geology
DP in Geology
DP in Geography
DP in Geography
Finnish Study Modules