Master thesis KTI

A Master thesis with the Knowledge, Technology and Innovation (KTI) group allows you to become an expert in a specific area of the communication arena that is closely linked to your personal interest and future career. During a three to six month period - under close supervision of a staff member - you will thoroughly engage in a full research cycle (proposal writing, development of problem statement, theoretical framework, research questions, framework of analysis, data gathering, data analysis and reporting of the research in the writing of a thesis and, optionally, by means of a presentation).

Selecting of a topic

The first step in working on a Master thesis is the selection of a topic. You can either develop your own thesis topic or select an available thesis topic. It is advised, to choose a topic that is close to the research being carried out by the chair group, in order to ensure proper supervision and guidance. Please note that your supervisor must always approve the topic of your thesis.

Check the fields of interest of our staff below.

Available thesis topics

Fields of interest by staff member

Conny Almekinders

  • Participatory technology development
  • Seed systems
  • Interdisciplinary and action research
  • Rural innovation

    Laurens Klerkx

    • Agricultural innovation systems
    • Boundary work and objects
    • Open and inclusive innovation
    • Food value chains

      Cees Leeuwis

      • Innovation support
      • Communication & change
      • Science-society interaction
      • Agriculture, health & resource management

        Rico Lie

        • Communication for development
        • Intercultural communication
        • Audio-visual learning
        • Tourism and development

          Harro Maat

          • Food and farming
          • Sustainable intensification
          • Skills and embodiment
          • Global health and community health

          Barbara van Mierlo

          • Learning in innovation networks
          • Sustainability transitions in agriculture and energy
          • Reflexive monitoring
          • Innovation management

            Annemarie van Paasen

            • Communication and innovation dynamics
            • Partnership for inclusive development
            • Transdisciplinary research
            • Ict and rural development

              Phil MacNaghten

              • Governance of science and technology
              • Responsible innovation
              • Critical policy engagement
              • Sociology of environment
              • Deliberative methodology

              Sietze Vellema

              • Value chains and partnerships
              • Trade and collectivity
              • Coordination and improvisation
              • Interdisciplinarity and practice

                David Ludwig

                • Science and Democracy
                • Ethnobiology and Local Knowledge
                • Diversity in Science and Technology
                • Responsible Research and Innovation