Community development and democratisation

Society development and democratisation rely on inclusion of the entire population through education, work, involvement and a feeling of belonging. UiT will demonstrate its global engagement through e.g. collaboration with institutions of research and education in the South. UiT will develop cutting-edge knowledge on:

  • The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high-quality vocational studies
  • Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalisation and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development
  • The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North
  • The promotion of culture and identity through research, dissemination and art
  • Gender equality in the context of regional, national and global development



Research groups within this key area:

Melbye, Hasse
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development

Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development

Eisemann, Martin
Causes and effects of changes in climate and environment, Conventional and renewable energy production, Social adaptation to changes in climate and environment, Indigenous peoples’ competence, the challenges indigenous peoples face due to climate change, and how traditional knowledge can contribute to Development, Technological solutions that promote broad and inclusive social development and a diverse business development in the north, Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Digital competence in education, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, Sami language, culture and quality of life, Art and culture in and of themselves, and as elements in the development of society and business, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North, The promotion of culture and identity through research, dissemination and art

Sigurdsen, Randi
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, Sami language, culture and quality of life, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, Gender equality in the context of regional, national and global Development

Parks, Justin
Social adaptation to changes in climate and environment, Indigenous peoples’ competence, the challenges indigenous peoples face due to climate change, and how traditional knowledge can contribute to Development, Art and culture in and of themselves, and as elements in the development of society and business, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North, The promotion of culture and identity through research, dissemination and art, Prerequisites for sustainable resource management and development

Causes and effects of changes in climate and environment, Social adaptation to changes in climate and environment, Indigenous peoples’ competence, the challenges indigenous peoples face due to climate change, and how traditional knowledge can contribute to Development, Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Childhood and learning, Art and culture in and of themselves, and as elements in the development of society and business, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North, The promotion of culture and identity through research, dissemination and art, Gender equality in the context of regional, national and global Development, The interaction between traditional and new industries pertaining to economics, culture and international law, Sustainable use of marine resources, including (but not limited to) fisheries, aquaculture and marine biotechnology, Prerequisites for sustainable resource management and development

Janda, Laura A
Technological solutions that promote broad and inclusive social development and a diverse business development in the north, The promotion of culture and identity through research, dissemination and art

Sami language, culture and quality of life, Art and culture in and of themselves, and as elements in the development of society and business, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, The promotion of culture and identity through research, dissemination and art

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, Sami language, culture and quality of life, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development

Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Digital competence in education, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development

Aulstad, Johan
Social adaptation to changes in climate and environment, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, The interaction between traditional and new industries pertaining to economics, culture and international law, Sustainable use of marine resources, including (but not limited to) fisheries, aquaculture and marine biotechnology, Prerequisites for sustainable resource management and development

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, Sami language, culture and quality of life, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development

Norbye, Bente
Digital competence in education, Childhood and learning, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Kristiansen, Tom
The promotion of culture and identity through research, dissemination and art

Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Gender equality in the context of regional, national and global Development

Conventional and renewable energy production, Social adaptation to changes in climate and environment, Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North, The interaction between traditional and new industries pertaining to economics, culture and international law, Sustainable use of marine resources, including (but not limited to) fisheries, aquaculture and marine biotechnology, Prerequisites for sustainable resource management and development

Conventional and renewable energy production, Social adaptation to changes in climate and environment, Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North, The interaction between traditional and new industries pertaining to economics, culture and international law, Sustainable use of marine resources, including (but not limited to) fisheries, aquaculture and marine biotechnology, Prerequisites for sustainable resource management and development

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Blix, Hilde
The promotion of culture and identity through research, dissemination and art

Acharya, Ganesh
Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Bjørnå, Hilde
Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, The promotion of culture and identity through research, dissemination and art, Gender equality in the context of regional, national and global Development

Art and culture in and of themselves, and as elements in the development of society and business, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North, The promotion of culture and identity through research, dissemination and art, Gender equality in the context of regional, national and global Development

Indigenous peoples’ competence, the challenges indigenous peoples face due to climate change, and how traditional knowledge can contribute to Development, Sami language, culture and quality of life, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North

Conventional and renewable energy production, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, Sustainable use of marine resources, including (but not limited to) fisheries, aquaculture and marine biotechnology

Conventional and renewable energy production, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, Sustainable use of marine resources, including (but not limited to) fisheries, aquaculture and marine biotechnology

Lian, Olaug S.
Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Social adaptation to changes in climate and environment, Indigenous peoples’ competence, the challenges indigenous peoples face due to climate change, and how traditional knowledge can contribute to Development, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North, Prerequisites for sustainable resource management and development

Nylund, Anna
Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North

The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Kane, Aina Aune
Childhood and learning, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development

Arnesen, Jon
The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Haug, Veronica
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development

Nylund, Anna
Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North

Sørlie, Tore
Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning, Sami language, culture and quality of life, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Høye, Anne
Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning, Sami language, culture and quality of life, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Mehus, Grete
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Sami language, culture and quality of life, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development

Ravna, Øyvind
Childhood and learning, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, Sami language, culture and quality of life, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North, The interaction between traditional and new industries pertaining to economics, culture and international law, Sustainable use of marine resources, including (but not limited to) fisheries, aquaculture and marine biotechnology, Prerequisites for sustainable resource management and development

Leming, Tove
The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Gaski, Harald
Childhood and learning, Sami language, culture and quality of life, Art and culture in and of themselves, and as elements in the development of society and business, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North, The promotion of culture and identity through research, dissemination and art

Iversen, Anita
Digital competence in education, Childhood and learning, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Technological solutions that promote broad and inclusive social development and a diverse business development in the north, Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development

Hetland, Audun
Causes and effects of changes in climate and environment, Social adaptation to changes in climate and environment, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, Gender equality in the context of regional, national and global Development

Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North

Førde, Anniken
Social adaptation to changes in climate and environment, Sami language, culture and quality of life, Art and culture in and of themselves, and as elements in the development of society and business, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, The promotion of culture and identity through research, dissemination and art

Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Acharya, Ganesh
Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development

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