In an evaluation of social science research in Norway conducted by the Research Council of Norway (RCN) and the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT), LANDSAM's 'Rights and Power in Development' (RAPID) research cluster was one of 22 research groups to be given the coveted 5/5.
The top ranking of 5 points is, according to Khrono, reserved for highly productive research environments/groups that produce world-class research and publish in the most reputable international journals.
Whilst RAPID was the only research environment/group from NMBU to recieve top ranking, others also did very well, including Political Ecology, Global Studies and Environmental Governance.
Rights and Power in Development (RAPID) at the Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)
RAPID is involved in the following sub-fields of research and teaching:
- Gender Rights
- Marginalized and Indigenous Peoples Rights
- Labour Rights
- Water Rights and Governance
- Land Rights and Study of the Impacts of Land Acquisitions
- Environmental Politics and Rights to Resources
- Socio-environmental Conflict and Strategies for Resolution
- Legal Pluralism
- The Role of Civil Society in REDD
- Security and Development
RAPID is an inter-disciplinary research group with members from a diverse disciplinary background including anthropology, geography, sociology, political science, economy, development and environmental studies [source nmbu.no].
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