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Department of Economy and Society

The Department of Economy and Society educates and conducts research within three subject areas. These are Economic History, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Capital Management, and Human Geography.

Economic History

Within Economic History, we study the development of the society, what historically influenced this and what continues to affect. We study current issues of globalization, the environment, migration and gender in an Economic-Historical perspective, as well as common questions of economic growth and distribution.

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Capital Management

Innovation and Entrepreneurship are increasingly important for our welfare and we need new skills and competencies. We educate future leaders, in close cooperation with the business community, for them to gain a theoretical understanding and also practical skills in these subjects.

Human Geography

Our subject area concerns how people, companies and regions develop in relation to the outside world. We study the geographical conditions, relationships and processes of change, and all the factors that influence the development of the society in different places around the world. We take a holistic approach to the development of the society - locally, regionally and globally.

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Our subject areas

Below are links to our subject areas, where you can find information about our education and research.


Read more about our education here

PhD programme

Read more about our PhD programmes here.


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