The Norwegian Association for Development Research (NFU) works to promote development-related research and training in Norway, and to connect the Norwegian development research community by supporting links and providing channels for interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation between members.
Working together with Norwegian research institutions and/or universities, the association is organizing the biennial national conference. On average, this conference has approximately 150 participants and is a two-days event, including 30-50 presenters.
In addition to the national conferences, NFU co-organizes Nordic conferences in cooperation with sister institutions in the neighbouring countries. Our last Joint Nordic Conference was ‘Knowledge Production in North-South Collaboration: Challenges in an Era of New Global Divides’, held on 27-28 June 2019, in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The association used to run the academic journal Forum for Development Studies jointly with the Norwegian Institute of Foreign Affairs and award master theses within development research.
We publish a bi-monthly newsletter as a platform to share whatever happening within our network, included but not limited to upcoming conferences, events, seminars, and job opportunities. All members are welcome to contact us and share any relevant events/news/updates. If you’d like to receive the newsletter, please subscribe here.