The Norwegian Association for Development Research (NFU) works to promote research, training and network building within development research. The NFU organises the annual NFU conference. The NFU runs the Forum for Development Studies jointly with the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).
Forum for Development Studies
Forum for Development Studies is a journal for development research broadly defined – including the social sciences, economics, history and law. Forum is owned by NFU and found its present home with Routledge in 2010. Subscribtion to Forum is included in the NFU membership fee.
The NFU has annual calls for submission of MA theses to be considered for the NFU awards. The award (NOK 10 000) is presented at the conference dinner of the annual NFU conferences. Submissions are welcome!
The Annual NFU Conference is the signature event of NFU.
Debate: A new era for development research?
Development research has traditionally been based on a binary division between “the North” and “the South”, and an orientation to problems in “the South”. In the Norwegian context, much of the research has evolved in a close relationship with Norwegian aid policy. Is this agenda becoming outdated by current globalization trajectories, emerging Southern economic powers, and global environmental problems? How should we understand “development” in light of these trends? What is the future of development research?
Kunnskap og kritikk: Et seminar for å hedre og utfordre Tore Linné Eriksen
Institutt for Internasjonale Studier og Tolkeutdanning (IST) ved Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus inviterer til et seminar til ære for Tore Linné Eriksen. Eriksen er professor i utviklingsstudier, historiker og faglitterær forfatter. Han har arbeidet ved Høgskolen i Oslo (nå Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus) fra 1997 til han gikk av i august 2013.
NFU seeks input on UHR journal list
The NFU is assisting the National Council for Development Studies in revising and updating the lists and rankings of scientific journals in the field of development, and we are now seeking input from our members.