Indra Overland

Research Professor, Head of Research group on climate and energy


Indra Overland heads the Research group on climate and energy at NUPI, and is Professor II at Nord University. He did his PhD at the University of Cambridge and has since worked extensively on the post-Soviet energy sector, including oil, gas and renewables.

He was awarded the Toby Jackman Prize for the best PhD dissertation in the year 2000, the Marcel Cadieux Prize for an article on Russia’s Arctic energy policy in the International Journal in 2010, the Stuland Prize at NUPI in 2013 and co-authored the most cited article published in the Journal of Eurasian Studies.


2000 PhD, Scott Polar Research Institute, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Geography, University of Cambridge


2006 -            Senior Research Fellow/Coordinator, Centre for Energy Research, NUPI

2005 - 2006 Senior Advisor, Nordic Research Board (NordForsk) on Russia, the Baltic States and EU

2005              External Expert for World Bank in evaluation of Low-Income Countries Under Stress (LICUS)

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