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This specialisation track offers students state-of-the-art theories and applied research skills concerning the economic development of cities. First, cities and regions are constantly developing economically and competing with each other on talent, investments, amenities, tourists, trade and knowledge. Economic development, therefore, is a good starting point for determining how cities grow and perform economically, at a regional and global level. Second, economic resilience has become more prominent in research and policy agendas for the last decade. The latest global economic crisis, local crises related to economic structural change, severe negative external effects related to globalization and urban economic growth, all lead to intensified shocks to which local economies react
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Working experience in a relevant field is considered an important asset during the selection procedure especially if you do not possess a fully relevant degree. However, it is not a prerequisite.
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