Nordic Master Programme in Innovative Governance and Public Management


A solution-oriented, interdisciplinary approach to the challenges of today’s public administration!

Application period
1 December 2017 – 17 January 2018
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The University of Tampere (UTA) Read more

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Read more

University of Agder (UiA) Read more

Why NORDIG?

NORDIG offers a unique learning environment enabling students to create smart solutions and obtain sustainable learning outcomes in the field of public administration and management. It provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to study in three excellent Nordic universities.

NORDIG’s curriculum adds a truly Nordic dimension to studies on public administration and public policy. Graduates from the programme are equipped with generic and domain-specific competencies needed in the labour market and post-graduate studies.

NORDIG educates international experts who profoundly understand  

  • the dynamics of public-private collaboration and knowledge-intensive professional work
  • public interests and values as well as impacts of public services and policies on citizens, organizations and society at large.
  • complex networks, service production and value chains

These skills and competencies are particularly relevant given the changing nature of the public and private sectors; such as the blurring of boundaries between the two, the pressure for responding swiftly to societal demands, as well as the enormous socio-economic and political challenges facing European societies in years to come.


INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

Nordic Master Programme in Innovative Governance and Public Management – or NORDIG, as we like to call it – challenges the traditional contents and sector-oriented learning approaches within the field of public administration and public policy by bringing together elements from social sciences, education and engineering.

The programme combines elements of soft and hard applied sciences, resulting in a spirit of solution-focused and resource-oriented entrepreneurialism, interdisciplinarity and close relations to society. It educates international experts who profoundly understand the dynamics of public-private collaboration and knowledge-intensive professional work.

NORDIG studies are conducted in three distinctive universities located in three Nordic countries, complementing the studies with context of Nordic welfare societies.

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Curriculum

The curriculum of NORDIG is comprised of four themes on the innovative governance and public management:

Public policy and governance
Public organizations, management and leadership
Knowledge management & Innovation studies
Knowledge, network and management skills

For detailed information regarding courses and course contents, visit Curricula Guides of the University of Tampere.