Bjørnar Sverdrup-Thygeson

Senior Research Fellow

Bjørnar Sverdrup-Thygeson is Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), specializing in Chinese foreign policy, Europe-China relations, and international relations theory. He holds a PhD from the LSE, after studies at Oxford and universities in Norway and China.

His research interests cover international relations theory, global history, and Chinese foreign policies of the past and present. He will be/is part of NUPIs research projects on foreign investments in Norway (COINS), infrastructure politics in Southeast Asia (ROADS) and Chinese diplomacy (ANGER), as well as contributing to the development of NUPIs research profile on China and Asia more broadly.



2014-2019 PhD in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science. Thseis: 'The Identity Factor in China-Europe Relations'

2013-2014 Language studies and research, Chinese Language Program, Sichuan University, Chengdu, PR China

2012-2013 MSc in Modern Chinese Studies, University of Oxford

2010-2012 MSc in International Relations, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

2011-2012 Chinese Language Program Exchange studies, fall semester. Tsinghua University, Beijing, PR China

2007-2010 BA in International Studies, University of Oslo

Work Experience

2021- Senior Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of international Affairs

2019-2021 Senior Advisor, Norwegian Defence Establishment

2014-2019 Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of international Affairs

2014 Seminar leader and guest lecturer. Teaching at the MSc programme in International Relations. Courses EDS 302, 372, and 374. Norwegian University of Life Sciences

2015 Guest lecturer lecturing on China and identity politics, Bjørknes University College

2014 Course Coordinator and lecturer, responsible for the International Politics course of the International Summer School, University of Oslo

2011-2012 Intern, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

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