Ulf Sverdrup was the Director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) from 2011 to 2023.
Sverdrup led a government appointed commission on the long-term perspectives for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global, and he was the Head of the Secretariat for the Official Norwegian Europe Review (NOU 2012:2.)
Sverdrup published extensively on various topics in international politics, with a particular emphasis on European affairs and Norwegian foreign policy.
2000 Dr. polit, Arena/Department of political science, University of Oslo
1993 Cand. polit, University of Bergen
2011-2023 Director, NUPI
2010-2011 Head of the Secretariat for the Official Norwegian Europe Review (NOU 2012:2)
2000-2011 Research professor at ARENA, Centre for European Studies, at the University of Oslo
2008-2010 Professor at BI
Publications All publications
Publication : Report | 2023
Russia’s re-invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has had immediate and ongoing effects for Arctic security and cooperative governance at both a regio1
Publication : Report | 2020
Background Paper for the Arctic Security Roundtable at the Munich Security Conference 2020
Publication : Report | 2021
EU lanserte mot slutten av 2019 European Green Deal. Dette er en klimastrategi for å nå målene i Parisavtalen, men også en økonomisk vekststrategi, o1
Publication : Popular scientific lecture | 0
Speech about Nordic-Baltic security and defence challenges.
Publication : Report | 2021
Etter tusenårsskiftet har åpne økonomier i økende takt satt i gang prosesser for å vurdere risikoen av utenlandsinvesteringer. Bakgrunnen for dette e1
Projects All projects
Research project | 2023 - 2024 (Ongoing)
The aim of the project is to develop enhanced knowledge of the security-related challenges, risks and threats Poland and Norway face in their strategic environment in the aftermath of the Russian inva...
Research project | 2020 - 2023 (Ongoing)
This roundtable is organized by the MSC in cooperation with NUPI and Wilson Centre....
Research project | 2022 - 2024 (Ongoing)
This project takes a closer look at developments on key areas in the relationship between Norway and the EU towards 2030....
Research project | 2020 - 2022 (Ongoing)
Norway has a seat in the UN Security Council in 2021 - 2022. Through this project we will facilitate meetings with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss important strategic issues....
Critical infrastructure protection and communication thereof: the case of the Baltic states and Norway (CIICPP)Research project | 2019 - 2021 (Completed)
The project aims to ordinarily explain importance of critical infrastructure to societies of Baltic states and Norway....
Events All events
EventTue 21 Mar 2023Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Marmorsalen på Sentralen, Oslo
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NUPI have the pleasure of inviting you to the Norwegian Foreign Policy Conference 2023, 21 March at Sentralen, Oslo.
A conversation with President of Finland, Mr Sauli Niinistö, and Prime Minister of Norway, Mr Jonas Gahr StøreEventMon 10 Oct 2022Time: 10:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: YouTube
Follow us online on 10 October for a conversation on the Nordic approach to the security situation in Europe.
EventTue 18 Oct 2022Time: 08:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: Sentralen, Oslo
What are the consequences of the changing security landscape for security in the north? At this year’s Military Power Seminar, we invite you to a debate on the important political issues related to security in Norway’s immediate neighbourhood.
EventThu 9 Jun 2022Time: 11:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
Welcome to the launch of this new timely report: ‘Environment of Peace’!
EventTue 15 Nov 2022Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: The House of Literature in Oslo
At this year's Russia conference, we will take a closer look at the implications of the war in Ukraine for Russia's economy and energy sector.
Articles All articles
26 Jun 2023
The centre will specifically examine the rivalry among major powers like China, Russia, the USA, and regional centres of power. The generated researc1
17 Feb 2023
How to address Arctic security and governance issues in a region marked by climate change and geopolitical challenges?