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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)The Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Noragric

the norwegian university of life sciences umb
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)
  • Established in 1859
  • Norwegian university status in 2005
  • 8 departments and 3 centres
  • Bachelor, Master and PhD degree programmes
  • 3660 students (2011) of which 21%

are international

  • 456 PhD students (2011), 54 nationalities
  • 1140 staff - of which 660 scientific staff (2011)
norwegian university of life sciences organigramme

Education Committee / Prorector

Research Committee / Prorector

Director of Research

Animal and Aquacultural Sciences

Research Department

Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science

Dir. of Academic Affairs

Dept of Academic Affairs

Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning

Mathematical Sciences and Technology

Centre for Continuing Education

Ecology and Natural Resource Management

Animal Production Experimental Centre

Centre for Plant Research in Controlled Climate

Economics and Resource Management

Plant and Environmental Sciences

Aquaculture Protein Centre

Centre for Integrative Genetics

Norwegian University of Life Sciences: organigramme

University Board / Rector

Executive Director

Central Administration

Information, Library & Computing

Finance

Personnel & Organisation

Building Service & Maintenence

Property Planning & Development

International Environment and Development Studies, Noragric

department of international environment and development studies noragric
Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Noragric
  • Established in 1986 as a centre at the Agricultural University of Norway (NLH); became academic department in 2005
  • 47 staff members: 34 scientific and 13 administrative staff
  • 37 PhD students (Spring 2011)
  • 149 Master students (Spring 2011):
    • 56 in Development Studies programme
    • 54 in International Environmental Studies programme
    • 39 in International Relations programme
  • 112 Bachelor students (Spring 2011)
noragric s role at umb
Noragric’s Role at UMB
  • Academic responsibility for international environment and development studies at UMB, including research and education
  • Environmental competence centre for NORAD and Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • UMB’s department of interdisciplinarity and social sciences
  • Responsible for coordination of institutional collaboration with countries in the South and Eastern Europe
noragric s academic focus international environment and development studies
Noragric’s Academic Focus: International Environment and Development Studies

International environment and development studies is an interdisciplinary field of study, examining processes of change in relation to human well-being and the environment.

research programme
Research Programme
  • Interdisciplinary approach; links social and natural sciences
  • Multidisciplinary working environment
  • Carried out with partners globally
  • Joint capacity building with partner institutions
  • Noragric’s PhD programme: an integral and important component of the research programme
  • MSc research linked to research themes
  • Publications: Refereed journals; scientific monographs & anthologies
  • Popularisation; participation in public debates
research thematic areas
Research: Thematic Areas
  • Environmental Governance, Resource Rights & Livelihoods
  • Conflict, Peace & Development
  • Agricultural Development, Conservation & the Environment
  • Climate Change and Development: Adaptation & Mitigation
  • Globalisation, Trade and Development
  • Foreign Aid and Development

Cross-cutting issues: poverty and gender

research activities grouped in clusters incl scientific staff and phd students
Research activities grouped in clusters (incl. scientific staff and PhD students)
  • Environmental Governance & Protected Areas (ENGOPA)
  • Conflict, Human Security & Development (CHSD)
  • Governance & Climate Change (GOVCLIM)
  • Agricultural Development, Livelihoods and Environmental Change (ADLEC)
  • Rights, Accountabilities and Power in Development (RAPID)
  • Resources, Rights & Governance (RRG-Net)
phd programme in development studies 3 4 years
PhD Programme in Development Studies (3-4 years)
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Focus on processes, constraints and opportunities for social, political, cultural, economic, ecological, institutional and technical change; progress and development in different societies and settings. Particular focus on rural development and the environment.
  • Mandatory and elective courses in environment and development studies; research methodology in development studies; research ethics and philosophy of science; problem-oriented courses relevant to topic of dissertation.
education
Education

Noragric offers four interdisciplinary academic degree programmes (all taught in English):

  • Bachelor of Science in Development Studies
  • Master of Science in International Environmental Studies
  • Master of Science in International Development Studies
  • Master of Science in International Relations
  • PhD programme in Development Studies
bachelor programme in international environment and development studies 3 years
Bachelor Programme in International Environment and Development Studies (3 years)
  • Interdisciplinary approach to social and natural sciences
  • Courses include: Introduction to Environment, Development and Globalization; Social Anthropology; Development Aid and Politics; Economics for Environment, Development and Natural Resources; Linking Ecological and Social Resilience; Writing seminar; Tropical Ecology & Biology.
  • Semester at a partner university: Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania), EARTH University (Costa Rica), University of British Columbia (Canada) and the University of East Anglia (U.K.).
master programme in international environmental studies 2 years
Master Programme in International Environmental Studies (2 years)
  • Focus on policy and institutional perspectives of environmental studies.
  • Compulsory courses include: Introduction to Environmental Studies; Global Environmental Change; Political Economy - Institutions and the Environment; Research Methods; Methods in Environment and Development Research; Environmental Management in the Field (field course)
  • 15-credit course and 15-credit field course in 3rd semester at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania or Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur, India.
master programme in international development studies 2 years
Master Programme in International Development Studies (2 years)
  • Focus on social science perspectives of development including rural livelihood, poverty, gender, health, peace and conflict, natural resources and the environment.
  • Compulsory courses include: Introduction to Development Studies; Development Theory and Policy; Research Methods; Development Classic; Methods in Environment and Development Research; Rural Development and Project Management (field course)
  • Two-month field course in 3rd semester at Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania) or the Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur (India).
master programme in international relations 2 years
Master Programme in International Relations (2 years)
  • Carried out in cooperation with the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
  • Focus on international interaction in the fields of development, poverty alleviation and the environment.
  • Compulsory courses include: International Relations Theory; Conflict and Development; Global Political Economy; Research Methods I; Research Methods II
  • Exchange student arrangement / internship encouraged in 3rd semester
institutional cooperation
Institutional Cooperation
  • Central to Noragric’s activities, closely linked to research and education.
  • Joint research and education activities, staff and student exchange, capacity building.
  • Agreements with > 30 partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America, South Eastern Europe, incl. universities, civil society organisations, research foundations and public institutions.
  • Long-term academic cooperation in Africa includes Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania; in Asia: Nepal, Pakistan; in Europe: South-Eastern Europe.
  • Full list of partners on Noragric website: www.umb.no/noragric
collaborating institutions in africa
Collaborating Institutions in Africa
  • Hawassa University, Ethiopia
  • Mekelle University, Ethiopia
  • Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), University of Western Cape, South Africa
  • University of Malawi/Bunda College of Agriculture, Malawi
  • Institute d’Economie Rurale (IER), Mali
  • Juba University, Sudan   
  • Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
  • University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Makerere University, Uganda
  • Conservation Farming Unit of Zambia National Farmers Union, Zambia 
collaborating institutions in asia
Collaborating institutions in Asia
  • Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), India
  • Green Foundation, India
  • Institute ofDevelopment Studies, Jaipur, India
  • Tribhuvan University, Pokhara, Nepal
  • Kathmandu University, Nepal
  • COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
  • University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
collaborating institutions in europe
Collaborating institutions in Europe
  • 'Education, Research and Training for Global Environmental Change and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources in West Balkan'. Institutions: - Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania - University of Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina - University of Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina - University of Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina - University of Dz. B. of Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina - University of Osijek, Croatia - University of Prishtina, Kosovo - University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Macedonia - University of Belgrade, Serbia - University of Novi Sad, Serbia - University of Montenegro, Montenegro
  • Azerbaijan State Agrarian University, Azerbaijan
  • University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Collaboratinginstitutions in North- and Latin America

  • InstitutoSocioambiental(ISA), Brazil
  • EARTH University, Costa Rica
  • University of British Columbia, Canada
new programmes 2010
New Programmes 2010
  • CCIAM – Programme on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation (2010-2014, Sokoine University,Tanzania)
  • EPINAVEnhancing Pro-poor Innovations in Natural Resources and Agricultural Value-chains (2010-2014, Sokoine University, Tanzania)
  • HERD – Higher Education Research and Development (2010-2014, Western Balkans)
  • Extended institutional collaboration agreements with Hawassa University and Mekelle University, Ethiopia (2010-2015)
  • Academic institutional collaboration within agriculture and veterinary medicine (pilot phase, 2009-2010, Azerbaijan)
networks and agreements
Networks and Agreements
  • Frame agreement with NORAD for UMB: Noragric offers scientific advisory services, usually in the form of consultancy assignments and evaluations, in the field of agricultural development, environment and food security.
  • Drylands Coordination Group (DCG): framework agreement with the NGO-driven forum that exchanges practical experience and knowledge on food security and natural resource management in the drylands of Africa. www.drylands-group.org
  • Peace Corps (NORAD-funded ESD – Exchange for Sustainable Development programme)
publications and dissemination
Publications and Dissemination
  • Scientific staff publish international peer reviewed articles, chapters in scientific anthologies, popular scientific and newspaper articles.
  • Noragric’s library is part of UMB's library network; closely integrated with Noragric’s professional activities; is involved in institutional cooperation; cooperates with Eldis.
  • Noragric publishes: Annual Report, Noragric Reports, Noragric Working Papers, Master theses and PhD dissertations, etc.
  • Website with updated information: www.umb.no/noragric
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Come visit us in Aas, Norway!Department of International Environment and Development Studies, NoragricP.O. Box 5003NO-1432 AasNorwaywww.umb.no/noragric