International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)

Noragric aspires to excellence in education, research and collaboration in interdisciplinary studies of development, international relations and the environment.


International Environment and Development Studies is a continuously evolving field of study. At Noragric, there is focus on social justice, environmental sustainability, ecological and social resilience, political ecology, natural resource management, resource conflicts, development policies and politics, the effects of planned development interventions and gender and development issues. Noragric offers five academic programmes.


A Special Issue of the journal 'Water Alternatives' featuring the findings of a Noragric-led project on Integrated Water Resources Management in Africa is now published. ...
The narrative of Africa rising was too rosy and based on inaccurate data, NMBU-Professor Morten Jerven tells The New York Times.
Paul joins Noragric as a Postdoctoral Fellow working on the governance of global agri-food systems.​


Climate Change, Agriculture and Development

The Climate Change, Agriculture and Development (CC-AD) cluster conducts research on the adaptation and mitigation of climate change in rural...

Environmental Governance

The Environmental Governance (ENGOV) cluster is a composite research group.

Rights and Power in Development

The Rights and Power in Development (RAPID) cluster works to further Noragric’s considerable experience in the fields of rights & power in ...

Conflict, Human Security and Development

The Conflict, Human Security and Development (CHSD) cluster focuses on the links between conflict, human security and development, with a...

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Our research, education and institutional collaboration activities are focused primarily, but not exclusively, on developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

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