Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance
About the department
Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary research center at TalTech School of Business and Governance. Our top researchers from Estonia and the rest of the world bring together the best international and local knowledge in the fields of global governance, public administration, technology and e-governance, fiscal and innovation policies & philosophy and ethics. With our five forward-looking and practical study programs, we are the only institution in Estonia to offer education in innovation and public administration at BA, MA and PhD levels. Our research, study and innovation activities are closely intertwined with public partnership, international cooperation and social dialogue.
Nurkse Department is rare both in the world in terms of its interdisciplinary approach and at home, being the only institution in Estonia to offer education in innovation and public administration at BA, MA and PhD levels. Get to know us!
The Department has a wide portfolio of pan-European and national research and innovation projects, which is based on solving the most pressing long-term challenges of Estonia and the European Union and contributes to achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Our five diverse study programs are built on the integration of technology and innovation into the development of society and the functioning of the state. The studies take place in an international study environment under the guidance of world´s leading Estonian and foreign researchers.