Centre for Peace Studies (CPS)


The Centre for Peace Studies (CPS) is part of UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Founded in 2002, CPS still is the only university-based peace centre in Norway. The centre teaches, conducts, and promotes critical and multi-disciplinary research on peace and conflict.

The centre’s main activities revolve around research, outreach and the Master’s Programme in Peace and Conflict Transformation (MPCT). The English-taught, interdisciplinary, two-year MPCT programme draws on perspectives from social sciences, political science, sociology, history, pedagogics, religious studies and anthropology, as well as from psychology, law and health.

CPS research and outreach activities are concerned with aspects of critical peace studies, peace education, livelihoods in conflict-affected societies, peace mediation processes, arms control, demobilization and reintegration.


The Master in Peace and Conflict Transformation has students from all continents
Our students get financial support for fieldwork and data collection
Social life
Active social activities
Living in a small Arctic city creates a plenty of opportunities

Employees at Centre for Peace Studies (CPS):



The Frames of SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

21. september     09:00     Mandela Auditorium, Centre for Peace Studies, Lower Pavillion     Tromsø    

Peace and conflict snapshots

22. september     12:00     Center for peace studies, Mandela auditorium     Tromsø    

Filmvisning og Q&A: Rekonstruksjon Utøya

23. september     18:30     Verdensteatret i Tromsø     Tromsø    

Changing International Security & ‘Invisible’ Threats – Interactive Talk & Simulation

24. september     12:30     Auditorium 2, Teorifagsbygget (https://link.mazemap.com/6QJ4k6LY)     Digital, Tromsø    

Forskernatt på Verdensteatret: Fred, konflikt og film

24. september     19:00     Verdensteatret i Tromsø     Digital, Tromsø