Transnational learning through local experimenting:

the creation of dynamic complementarities between economy and society

TRANSLEARN is an EU funded research project.

Six partners collaborate in the Translearn project. They come from Denmark, Finland, Norway, Slovenia and Sweden.


Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)

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Helsinki School of Economics (Finland)

Helsinki School of Economics (HSE) is the leading university of Finland concentrating on university education and research in economics and business administration. The academic degrees offered by HSE are the Bachelor, Master, Licentiate and Doctor of Science. HSE’s research activities focus on innovative quality research on business knowledge, which is based on international research collaboration and close co-operation with the society and business life. HSE's research priorities in 2006–2009 are: 1. Globalization and Competitiveness, 2. Financial Markets and Services, 3. Information Economy, and 4. Business Networks.

Researchers in Translearn project

Prof. Kari Lilja acts as the coordinator for the Translearn project. He is the chair of the project management team and supervises the day-to-day project management (WP 1). In addition, he participates in the research and writing of WP 3, 5, 6 and is the leader of WP 9. Dr. Anne Herbert participates in the planning and implementation of large group interventions as an expert of action research (WP 8). Prof. Juha Laurila is the leader of WP 3 “Case studies Finland”. As a senior researcher, he will also contribute to WP 6. Prof. Raimo Lovio will contribute to WP 3, 6, 8 and 9 as a senior researcher and expert in innovation and technology policies. In addition, HSE provides the administrative, financial and legal infrastructure to the project.

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Norwegian School of Management BI (Norway)

BI is one of the largest Higher Education institutions in Norway, and one of the largest business schools in Europe. BI is fully accredited and recognised by the Norwegian Ministry of Education as a degree awarding private academic institution. BI offers doctoral programs in Financial Economics, Marketing, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, and Leadership and Organization. With 350 full-time faculty members of which more than 80 hold a full professorship, BI hosts Norway’s largest and one of Europe’s largest and most productive academic environments in the area of business economics and administration, marketing and management. The Faculty is organised within nine departments.

Researcher in Translearn Project

Senior researcher Dr. Eli Moen at the Department of Public Governance is responsible for WP 8 and is also participating in WP 6, WP8 and WP9.

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NIFU STEP (Norway)

NIFU STEP is the leading Norwegian research institute for studies in innovation, research, and education. NIFU STEP aims to improve our understanding of innovation, research, and education in social systems. The institute is combining theoretical and empirical methods from a variety of research areas and disciplines and is encouraging cooperation across disciplinary frontiers. Its ambition is to perform high quality theoretical and empirical research, by expanding empirical data and interpretations, and by promoting accessible and relevant analysis for our clients. One major objective is to expand the knowledge base for innovation, research and education policy development, and to develop an international policy learning arena for researchers and policy-makers alike. NIFU STEP has currently 70 researchers. with the majority coming from the social sciences.

Researcher in the Translearn project

Senior researcher Dr. Åge Mariussen at NIFU STEP is responsible for organizing WP 4, the Norwegian case study. Mariussen will also contribute to WP 6 and WP 9 and policy recommendations.

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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics (Slovenia)

The Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana (FELU) was founded in 1946, 27 years after the University of Ljubljana was established. Today, it is the University's largest faculty and occupies part of a spacious campus on the outskirts of the city. The FELU has a long tradition in research and education. Development and modernization of teaching and research work have been priorities at the Faculty from its very beginning. At present and in the future, the Faculty is endeavoring to become known for its quality and achievements in education and research. At the threshold of the 21st century, the Faculty faces new challenges and opportunities. FELU was one of the first faculties in Slovenia to establish new internationally comparable programmes at both undergraduate and graduate levels accredited under the 3+2 system. With the new programmes and highest international teaching and research standards in a modern, creative environment, the Faculty offers the best conditions for students to study and achieve their personal potential, providing graduates with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to immediately secure employment in Slovenia and abroad.

Researchers in the Translearn project

Professor Dr. Marko Jaklic is responsible for WP 7, but will also participate in WP 6, WP 8 and WP 9. Assistant Professor and Research Fellow Dr. Hugo Zagoršek will participate in WP 7 and 8. Also other researchers will participate in the project.

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Luleå University of Technology (Sweden)

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