Department of International Environment and Development Studies
Noragric is one of five departments in the Faculty of Landscape and Society. Since its establishment in 1986 as a centre at the former Norwegian Agricultural University, Noragric has played an important role in developing institutional collaboration agreements with the university's many partners in Africa, Asia and South East Europe. These collaborations not only offer NMBU students the opportunity to take part of their studies abroad, but also for NMBU to welcome students and researchers to Ås.
Noragric staff and students engage in interdisciplinary studies on a wide range of issues concerning poverty, livelihoods, gender, property rights, environmental management, conflict, peace building and post-conflict development in sub-Saharan Africa, South- and Southeast Asia and South America.
Study at Noragric
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.
The department offers Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes in international environment and development studies and international relations.
Research and academic staff at Noragric are organised into four thematic clusters. These clusters are closely linked to the department's education programmes and institutional collaborations:
- Environmental Governance
- Conflict, Human Security and Development
- Climate Change and Agricultural Development
- Rights, Accountability and Power in Development