About the Oslo SDG Initiative

Building on research conducted at the University of Oslo's Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), the Oslo SDG Initiative fosters a strengthened commitment to research for sustainable development. In addition to long-term academic research on issues related to sustainable development, the Initiative encourages research on the transformations required for implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

Our research, teaching and outreach activities contribute to on-going theoretical and methodological debates, as well as provide answers and solutions to the challenges related to achieving the SDGs. Through collaboration with affiliated faculty from universities in various parts of the world, the Initiative also provides nuanced perspectives from both the Global North and the Global South, including voices from low-income countries states and emerging powers.

The Oslo SDG Initiative is headed by Professor Dan Banik.


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Kaja Elise Gresko

Research Coordinator
Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo


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