Research news and events


  • pork-market-vietnam-ilri-flickr-660x400 Why people eat more meat than ever before in Vietnam June 28, 2018 9:01 AM

    Meat consumption is booming in a country famous for its cuisine full of herbs and vegetables.

  • anna1 Guest researcher on environmental justice in Guatemala June 15, 2018 11:42 AM

    - I look forward to collaborate and interact with scholars at SUM, who have been pioneers in research on elites and environmental conflicts in Central America, says Anna G. Sveinsdóttir.

  • johannes-660x400-3 Meet our new Research School assistant June 1, 2018 10:50 AM

    – A great opportunity to do something meaningful and relevant alongside my master’s studies, says Johannes Rudjord Volden.

  • sakiko-2-660x440 Exciting news from GlobalGov for Health May 24, 2018 3:41 PM

    New panel director, renewed advisory board, and an upcoming conference on Universal Health Coverage and health inequities: the Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health is changing!

  • birch-pine-colourbox-660x400 The Nordic puzzle May 16, 2018 9:26 AM

    Why are the Nordic countries ranked as the world’s best countries to live in? And can their good fortune last?


  • bilde-phd-course507x338 Ph.D. Course: 'Rural Transformations in the 21st Century' Aug. 8, 2018 9:00 AM

    The objective of this interdisciplinary course is to critically analyze – empirically and conceptually – processes of transformation in rural areas as related to access to and governance of resources and how these are reshaping the lives of people living there.

    The application deadline was 5 April, 2018.

  • tea-party-cart-507x338 Authoritarian populism and the rural world Aug. 9, 2018 6:00 PM

    What is the role of rural areas in supporting populist politicians? And how do rural areas become the main target of populist and authoritarian politics?