KREPRO conducts research knowledge creation processes in economic geography and development studies from the global North to South. The key concepts in our studies include space, place, mobilities, locations and changing distancies. With a geographical approach, we analyze the processes of knowledge creation, innovation, and creativity as part of urban and rural spaces, knowledge societies, regional development and innovation-based development policies.

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

  • mobilities and rhythms
  • peripheries, remote locations and centers, changing distances and proximities
  • spatial dimensions from physical/geographical to social, cognitive and digital
  • regional and social structuring of innovation systems, regional development and transport logistics

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.)