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.

Our building
Our own building creates an inclusive, friendly and constructive study environment

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 and traditions make us a family
Living in a small Arctic city creates a plenty of opportunities

Employees at Centre for Peace Studies (CPS):


Latest news

CPS Book Club announces Spring 2020 read!

Every member of the UiT community is welcome to join us in reading and discussing "The Unwomanly ... Les nyhetssaken

Panel Debate & International Workshop on Interconnected Security Challenges in the Barents, Baltic and Black Sea Region

Last week, CPS organized a series of events related to risk of unintended escalation and intercon... Les nyhetssaken

New article "Gender identity and the subject of security"

New article by Professor Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Les nyhetssaken