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Masterweek
  • 19 november 2018 - 23 november 2018
  • Broerstraat 5

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Mastervoorlichting FRW
  • 22 november 2018 18:00 - 21:30
  • Nettelbosje 2

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EvenementOmschrijving
Masterweek
  • 19 november 2018 - 23 november 2018
  • Broerstraat 5

Meer informatie

Mastervoorlichting FRW
  • 22 november 2018 18:00 - 21:30
  • Nettelbosje 2

Meer informatie

EvenementOmschrijving
Mastervoorlichting FRW
  • 22 november 2018 18:00 - 21:30
  • Nettelbosje 2

Meer informatie

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    Master Economic Geography

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  • Testimonial van Sander van Voorn

    I feel my job is at the heart of what Economic Geography is about

    The Greenport Aalsmeer is a collaboration of companies in the flower industry, relevant knowledge institutes and governments.

    Aalsmeer (just south of Amsterdam) is the center of the biggest global hub in the flower industry. Because of increasing national and international competition, there is a need to invest in innovation so to keep ahead of other regions. The goal of the Greenport Aalsmeer is to sustain and increase the competitiveness of firms in the Aalsmeer floral cluster by investing in research and education, sustainability, accessibility, infrastructure and logistics. My job is to make this happen.

    I feel my job is at the heart of what Economic Geography is about. I use my knowledge about how firms innovate and what they need to perform well. At the same time, I need to understand how governments function and how they can help improve the business climate. Finally, I consider the impact on the regional economy in terms of jobs created for the people living in the area, but also potentially negative effects regarding sustainability.

    My study Economic Geography in Groningen was an excellent preparation for understanding and dealing with the interests of the different groups involved in regional economic development.

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    – Sander van Voorn
  • Testimonial van Menno Hunneman

    The Master in Economic Geography offered me a chance of getting to learn the economic effects that planning decisions and policy decisions have on an area.

    After finishing my bachelor in real estate at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, I decided I wanted to continue my study at the University of Groningen.

    Every time I think back of this choice, I am glad I made it. I wanted to broaden my knowledge on economics in a way that it related to my background in real estate. The Master in Economic Geography offered me a chance of getting to learn the economic effects that planning decisions and policy decisions have on an area. The way the Faculty of Spatial Sciences operates is very nice. Contact with lecturers is very personal and they give you lots of freedom to specify your master in the way you want it. I chose to do elective courses at the Faculty of Economics and Business, which was no problem since various aspects of Economic Geography are closely related to International Economics.

    When I graduate, I’d love to stay in Groningen and find a job. Because Groningen is a very young city, there is always something fun to do and this attracted me so much that I’d like to live here the next few years. At this moment I am orienting for a job in consultancy or policymaking, a field of work that gets well introduced during the Master in Economic Geography.

    One thing that you should really do if you are interested in the programme of Economic Geography is take a look at the courses that are given in the master. The courses are very diverse and cover themes like economics, entrepreneurship and labour markets. If these topics suit you, then studying Economic Geography at the University of Groningen is a good choice!

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    – Menno Hunneman
  • Testimonial van Elza van der Meer

    Why is it that certain places seem to develop better, faster or differently than other places to new situations?

    Why is it that certain places seem to develop better, faster or differently than other places to new situations?

    Exactly that is the question that motivated me to study Economic Geography at the University of Groningen. The courses (both compulsory and elective) give you plenty of theoretical knowledge and practical examples in a broad range of topics related to economic geography, as well as useful skills that could be essential for your future career.

    The Faculty of Spatial Sciences offers small-scale education and there is plenty of room for formal and informal interaction between students and teaching staff. If you are interested in the programme or have any questions, I would highly recommend you send an email to the programme coordinator or to a current student with all your questions to gain an even better insight in the programme. You are welcome to contact me via E.Z.van.der.Meer@student.rug.nl.

    After graduation, I hope to be able to find a job that relates to the question how places should develop, what future trends are, how these trends should be anticipated for etc. After all, those are the questions that I am interested in and what made me want to study Economic Geography in the first place.

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    – Elza van der Meer
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