Indra Overland

Research Professor


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

Work Experience

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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  • Norwegian Foreign Policy Conference 2023: Response – Norwegian foreign policy for a new era
    Tue 21 Mar 2023
    Time: 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.

  • After COP27, in what direction does climate cooperation go?
    Thu 15 Dec 2022
    Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI/Livestream to Facebook and Youtube

    From 6 to 18 November hundreds of policymakers, diplomats and experts met in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, for the largest annual gathering on climate action (COP27). We invite you to a seminar which will present the main outcomes of the summit and discuss the directions in which international climate co1

  • Energy Transition and Central Asia
    Mon 17 Jan 2022
    Time: 11:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Zoom (and live in Bishkek)

    The OSCE Academy, NUPI and EUCAM are happy to welcome you to an open workshop on new research on critical minerals in the Central Asia, and what role such minerals play in the energy transition.

  • ASEAN-Norway Partnership on Energy & Climate: Addressing Challenges Together for a Sustainable Energy Transition
    Wed 11 May 2022
    Time: 12:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Webinar

    This event is co-organised by the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE), the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta.

  • The Philippines, ASEAN and climate change
    Thu 12 Apr 2018
    Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI

    What did the Philippines achieve in its chairmanship of ASEAN in 2017? And what challenges lie ahead for the ASEAN countries related to climate change?

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