Department of Social and Economic Geography, Lund University:
Postal Address: Institutionen för
kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi, Sölvegatan 12, SE-223 62 Lund,
Sweden Visiting Address: Geocentrum, building I, Sölvegatan
10 Fax: +46 46-222 8401 Web page:http://www.keg.lu.se/
The department is responsible for the Lund University
courses in Development Studies (U-landskunskap), up to C-level.
A- and C-level courses run during the Fall semesters every year, and B-level
courses during the Spring semesters. More
information on the courses.
A number of students on these courses have over the last years done Minor
Field Studies in South Asia.
Some of them are:
• Gulsen Usein on ”Världens
befolkningsutveckling i ett indiskt perspektiv” in 1996
• Maria Carlsson on ”En komparativ
studie av hindunationalism och indisk nationalism” in 2001;
• Anna Kajerman on ”Risky
lives: Discrimination of female children among low caste in Gulbarga district,
South India”, also in 2001.
• Mattias Larsen on ”The
Diffusion of Organic Farming Methods in a Rural South Indian Context”,
• Lund University’s Dept. of Social and Economic Geography started a new Bachelor of Science programme in Development Studies with a major in Economic History, Human
Geography, Political Science or Sociology from September 2009. The programme is interdisciplinary and focuses on economic, social and political processes and their linkages to development cooperation. The duration of the programme is three years. It is organised in collaboration with the Dept. of Sociology; Dept. of Political Science; and Dept. of Economic History. More information about the Programme.
2001 Professor Björn
T. Asheim (photo to the right) has
the chair in economic geography at the department.
He is also part time professor at the
Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo, Norway, since
2001, and is internationally known for his research in the areas of economic
and industrial geography. His ongoing research includes a European Science Foundation
(ESF)/Swedish Research Council project on ‘Technology, talent and tolerance’,
which he also coordinates, with participation from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark,
UK, Germany and the Netherlands. He has also been involved in projects for the
Norwegian Research Council on globalisation, where he initiated and was the director
of a large interdisciplinary research programme at the Centre for technology,
innovation and culture, University of Oslo; and is currently working in projects
on regional innovation systems and national business systems; and on learning
regions in a joint project between VINNOVA and Norwegian Research Council.
2004 Professor Björn T. Asheim is also co-founder
and deputy director of the new Centre of Excellence in innovation system
research at Lund University called CIRCLE (Centre
for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy).
CIRCLE has a large interest in research on Asia, espcially China and
India. More information about CIRCLE.