Martti Ahtisaari Institute Research Seminar Series beginning
Martti Ahtisaari Institute will lauch a series of research seminars in 2012. The Martti Ahtisaari Institute Research Seminar Series will portray high level experts and their research on current topics in business and economics as well as societal issues.
The research seminars aim at increasing awareness of most recent research outcomes and facilitating Oulu Business School's research faculty's interaction with the Finnish and international research community, as well as business representatives and other stakeholders.
Director Veikko Seppänen, veikko.seppanen @ oulu.fi / 040 156 2805
The first research seminar is organised on Friday 4.5.2012:
Towards Sustainable Regional Development
The research seminar discusses sustainable regional development from a variety of angles. The keynote speech by Professor Philip McCann will examine the redesign of EU Cohesion policy. Furthermore, regional economic growth will be discussed in terms of the role of ICT industries and the aspect of specialization and diversity. The seminar is directed in particular to public authorities and researchers interested in regional economic development.
The keynote speaker Professor Philip McCann from the University of Groningen presently works as an advisor to EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn. McCannilla has numerous years of experience as researcher of regional economic development and as advisor and consultant to governmental and international organisations. Other speakers in the seminar are Professor Rauli Svento and Jaakko Simonen, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Academy of Finland.
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