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 of our staff

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
Sustainability transitions

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

David Ludwig

Science and democracy
Ethnobiology and local knowledge
Diversity in science and technology
Responsible research and innovation

Harro Maat

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

Philip Macnaghten

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

Barbara van Mierlo

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

Annemarie van Paassen

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

Sietze Vellema

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