Niina Kotavaara

MSc

Doctoral student
Regional Development and Regional Policy

Biography

Niina Kotavaara is interested in issues related to the attractiveness of regions, as part of the dynamics of regional development and regional policy. In her doctoral thesis, she studies the inter-regional and international mobility of skilled, highly educated workforce and the factors affecting it in Finland.

Research interests

  • Regional development and regional policy
  • Economic geography
  • Mobility of skilled workforce
  • Attractiveness of regions

Social media

Professional and community activities

  • Notary, Geographical Society of Northern Finland, 2014-2016
  • Vice president, Geographical Society of Northern Finland, 2016-2018

Research groups

  • Regional Development and Regional Policy
  • Geography Research Unit

Selected publications

  • Kotavaara, Niina; Kotavaara, Ossi; Rusanen, Jarmo; Muilu, Toivo (2018) University graduate migration in Finland. - Geoforum 96, 97-107 . [Original]