KREPRO conducts geographical research on knowledge creation processes and innovations from the global North to South. With geographical approach, we analyze the processes of knowledge creation, innovation, and creativity as part of knowledge societies, innovation-based development policies, and entrepreneurial universities.

KREPRO core expertise – spatio-temporal analysis of knowledge creation processes:

  • mobilities and rhythms
  • repeated gathering and dispersion of international project groups
  • peripheries, remote locations and centers, changing distances and proximities
  • spatial dimensions from physical/geographical to social, cognitive and digital

We are located in the Section of Geography of the University of Turku, but our empirical research, colleagues, and collaborations spread beyond disciplines and around the world from least developed (such as Tanzania) to highly developed countries (for example, Singapore) and from major urban centers (for example, Berlin) to very remote areas (such as Spitsbergen).


(Mainbanner photo: Earth at night 2016. NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens. Equirectangular projection.)