The Norwegian economy has long traditions of being dependent on commodities and commodity processing. While logging and mining were important industries in the previous century, oil and gas are now our most important sources of export revenue.
By creating a center for commodity market analysis we hope to become one of Scandinavia’s leading resources for commodities research and education. The financial industry needs people that have a firm grasp on how commodity markets interact with the rest of the world economy. At the new commodity center we will focus on pairing this understanding with broader objectives like sustainability and resource management.