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This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


This is the final training event of the international Innovative Training Network on the Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development, organised by European Consortium of Innovative Universities member institutions.

Learning outcome

Knowledge
On completion of the course, the candidate will
  • Have an advanced overview of the scientific literature on the geography of innovation and how it applies to universities
  • Have advanced knowledge of innovation processes in firms and the role of universities therein
  • Have advanced knowledge of management of intellectual property rights in firm innovation and in university-industry collaboration
  • Have advanced knowledge of innovation and regional development in the Stavanger region and the university's role therein
  • Be able to assess different methods for analyzing the role of universities in innovation, and develop new knowledge and theories on these processes.

Skills
On completion of the course, the candidate will be able to
  • Present advanced research at international scientific conferences
  • Discuss their research with fellow researchers at an international level
  • Identify job opportunities relevant for PhD students
  • Develop effective job market strategies for different job types, within and beyond academia
  • Provide research-based advice to policy-makers

General competence
On completion of the course, the candidate will be able to
  • Assess various strategies for professional and career development
  • Carry out research in a professional manner
  • Communicate and disseminate academic research for an audience of scholars and practitioners
  • Participate in scholarly debates at an international level about innovation and regional development
  • Take the initiative to promote engagement and impact of research.

Contents

The training event will cover topics related to the Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development, with a particular focus on Business Innovation and Management of Intellectual Property Rights. In addition, it will focus on the Geography of Innovation and on the Stavanger region as an empirical case. The training event will cover transferable skills topics of relevance to PhD students in this field, including professional and career development, professional conduct, communication and dissemination of research, and researcher engagement and impact.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None.

Recommended previous knowledge

Participants should have followed the training programme in the Innovative Training Network on the Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development.

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Conference paper presentation1/1 Pass - Fail
Conference paper presentation. Evaluation: Pass – Fail.

Coursework requirements

The course requires active classroom participation.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Rune Dahl Fitjar

Method of work

The course will be taught as a one-week intensive course at the University of Stavanger. It involves a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops including student presentations, site visits to local stakeholders, and participation and paper presentation at the Geography of Innovation conference 2020.

Open to

Open for participants in the Innovative Training Network on the Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development.

Course assessment

The course will be evaluated in accordance with the joint evaluation protocol developed within the Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development network.

Literature

The reading list will be announced before the start of the course.


This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 20.10.2019