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Nansen Professorship - CPS/WARPeD explore co-operation with Iceland

In May, CPS/WARPeD and current Nansen Professor in Arctic Studies at the University of Akureyri Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv went to Iceland to identify possible future projects and to establish closer ties between the universities in Akureyri, Reykjavik and Tromsø.

Benjamin Schaller 21.06.2018 22:54   (Last updated: 22.06.2018 13:01)

At the end of May, CPS and the WARPeD research group went on a study trip to Iceland to explore possible venues for future cooperation with the University of Akureyri and the University of Iceland in Reykjavik. The five-day trip was financed through the Nansen Professorship which is supported in part by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The week consisted of intensive meetings, brought together researchers from various disciplines, but also provided the chance to explore the breathtaking beauty of Icelandic nature.

This trip was instrumental to bring key scholars together to discuss common interests and possible synergies towards building research linkages. Our core intention to investigate possibilities to apply for H2020 financing together was very successful, and we are working on the next phase towards developing a concrete plan towards applications in 2019 or 2020." - Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv - Current Nansen Professor

More about the Nansen Professorship:

The Nansen Professorship at the University of Akureyri was established in 2011 between the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Iceland and Norwary. The goal of the professorship at the University of Akureyri is to strengthen cooperation between Iceland and Norway in the field of Arctic scientific research. The current Nansen-Professor is Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv who is also professor at the Centre for Peace Studies. To find out more, visit the website of the University of Akureyri.