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Tallinn University of Technology MA in Technology Governance and Sustainability
Tallinn University of Technology

MA in Technology Governance and Sustainability

Tallinn, Estonia

2 Years


Full time

Request application deadline *

Aug 2024

EUR 3,400 / per year **


* non-EU citizens; 1 June - citizens of EU/EEA countries and Switzerland

** for EU/EEA and non-EU citizens


The Technology Governance and Sustainability is a Master’s program that is as future-oriented as it is inter- and trans-disciplinary: from alternative perspectives on economics and development, technology and innovation, to sustainability, governance, and public policies, where all key components of a sustainable socio-economic future are purposefully linked.

Students gain an understanding of technological changes and modern technologies as the key drivers of development worldwide and the enablers of sustainable and human-centered development.

Our program equips students with diverse perspectives on sustainability, innovation, and technology and develops capacities for critical thinking and analysis. It nurtures practical skills for leading and managing sustainable technological, public, and social innovations. Graduate destinations span careers in sustainability and innovation-centered public and international bodies, as well as private firms and community-based organizations.

The program is designed and offered by the Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance (RND) of Tallinn University of Technology. RND is a unique research and teaching institution combining economics (the why?) and governance (the how?) of sustainability, innovation, and technological change - unique competencies to succeed in a modern, globalized, and complex world. RND is located in Tallinn, Estonia – one of the leading Digital Societies in Europe. Studying in Estonia offers students unique insights into what the future may look like. Joining the Technology Governance and Sustainability MA program gives students the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to leverage technological innovation and digital transformation for a better tomorrow.

Why This Program?

  • The program design offers an alternative to the standard (abstract and universal) textbook knowledge of mainstream economics and governance theories with more realistic and relevant perspectives and practical case studies
  • For the foreseeable future, the EU sees digital transformation as a tool for sustainable transitions and we build skills and capacitiesto use digital transformation tools and opportunities for this purpose
  • The program offers site visits and guest lecturesfrom leading Estonian and international innovators and visionaries
  • The program is based on case-study-based teachingand strongly emphasizes internship and practical experience without neglecting relevant theory
  • The minimum stay in Estonia is one year – the second year is dedicated to “ Internship & Consulting Lab” and graduation thesis writing, which can be done anywhere in the world
  • The Faculty members are internationally distinguished and award-winning professors
  • The Master’s program brings together some of the most renowned scholars of innovation and governance – Carlota Perez, Erik S. Reinert, Wolfgang Drechsler, Jan A. Kregel, Vasilis Kostakis, and others – who offer students a coherent set of skills for understanding, leading and managing sustainability transitions, technological changes, and innovations.



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