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. The association is organizing the annual NFU conference. It runs the academic journal Forum for Development Studies jointly with the Norwegian Institute of Foreign Affairs. The NFU awards master theses and academic articles within development research. It is currently working to develop joint Nordic conferences within development research.