Split, Croatia

Building Resilient Island Economies

when 26 June 2023 - 30 June 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 495

The main aim of the course is to provide students with analytical and critical skills and abilities to understand a nissological interdisciplinarity. Thus, the aim of the course is to reveal geographical-social-economic-environmental phenomena of islands, the role played by isolation and remoteness, including challenges and opportunities associated to the concept of islandness. In turn, these need to be increasingly studied in an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary manner, with a focus on island peculiarities, and their existing vulnerability and resilience.

Course leader

Vinko Muštra is the dean and associate professor at the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, University of Split with a profound interest in regional and urban topics.

Target group

-Graduate students in economics (or in social sciences, technical sciences or science related fields) who intend to round out their knowledge in the regional science and use it in the process of preparing dissertations.

-Holders of undergraduate degrees or students on last year of their studies in economics or the social sciences who wish to study the field of regional economics.

-Researchers and professionals working in the field.

Course aim

At the end of the course the participant will be able to:
-Evaluate the current socio-economic issues of regional development.
-Develop basic framework for analysing the knowledge base of the latest achievements on the role of infrastructure, institutions and innovations for local and regional development.
-Connect various elements of regional and local development.
-Develop a holistic perspective on local and regional development that takes an integrative approach towards complex mechanisms of local and regional development

Credits info

6 EC
Participants who wish to acquire 6 ECTS will be evaluated based on the regular and active course attendance and taking an exam in the form of take-home essay.

The goal of the essay is to show the necessary ability to critically think about the challenges of behavioural economics and the essay should have approximately 10.000 words.

Fee info

EUR 495: This is a reduced rate for early bookings ("Early bird" rate) and applies if application materials are received by May 10, 2023.
EUR 595: This is a regular rate and applies if application materials are received by June 15, 2023.