Universiteit Utrecht

Universiteit Utrecht

University of Utrecht is the largest of the Dutch universities. The Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning is part of the Faculty of Geosciences. One of the biggest research groups within the Department is the Economic Geography group headed by Prof. Ron Boschma. This group currently consists of 12 senior researchers and is well-known for its contributions to a new and influential stream in Economic Geography, that is Evolutionary Economic Geography. One of the key areas in that field of research is how regions diversify over time, and how policy including Smart Specialization policy can have an impact on that.

Scientists:

Prof. Ron Boschma
Dr. Sergio Petralia
Dr. Pierre-Alexandre Balland