The Global Context

CCRD11 Elective 4 ECTS
Period 2 weeks 17.05.2021 - 28.05.2021
Instructor Dr. Kristinn Hermannsson


This course covers policy making and the regulatory framework that coastal areas are facing today in an increasingly international setting. The impact of global policies on local environments and regional development will be examined in this course.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, a student:

  • can describe the complexity of regional and rural development in an increasingly global context.
  • can analyse the impact of national and international decisions on rural and/ or remote regions with different methods.
  • can demonstrate critical thinking as well as written and verbal communication skills, through course assignments.


Dr Kristinn Hermannsson is a senior lecturer in Educational Economics in the School of Education, University of Glasgow. He currently leads the Educational Leadership and Policy Research and Teaching Group. A graduate of the Universities of Strathclyde (PhD, MSc with distinction), Maastricht (MSc) and Reykjavik (BSc), his research interest is evaluation of socio-economic impacts of education and skills at national, regional and local levels. He has published widely on a broad range of economic impacts of education using data from the UK, Europe and low-income countries. He recently led a research project funded by the Scottish Funding Council and the Global Challenges Research Fund examining the role of language of instruction on skills formation in Malawi and was a co-investigator on an AHRC/ESRC/GHCRF project studying the skills and aspirations of Syrian refugees in the UK, Greece and Lebanon.