The Double Degree International Programme in Economic Geography combines the masters in Economic Geography of the Leibniz University in Hannover (Germany) and the University of Groningen (the Netherlands).
Spend your first year in Hannover and your second year in Groningen, and get two master’s degrees in Economic Geography! Leibniz University Hannover is one of the largest and oldest science and technology universities in Germany. Here, economic geography centres around the intersection of economics and geography in which economic aspects of geography and the geographical aspects of the economy are taught and explored. Global processes such as environmental change, migration and the digitalisation of the economy affect regions throughout the world, and yet the impact of these processes may differ considerably from region to region. To meet this challenge, students learn how to explain complex interrelations using theoretical knowledge, how to empirically investigate regional development processes, and how to develop sound regional policy strategies for action.
In Groningen, we focus on the actions of people and firms and how they govern regional economic development: where do entrepreneurs start their businesses, how do firms grow, where do people live, where do they move to and which jobs do they have? Can we understand their choices? With this information on individual level, you will be able to understand regional developments and formulate policy avenues to govern such processes locally, nationally and internationally.
If you are interested in following a two year programme in Economic Geography in two different countries, then our Double Degree Master International Programme in Economic Geography is the master programme for you!