Tobias Etzold

Senior Research Fellow

Tobias Etzold (PhD) is a Senior Research Fellow in the Research Group for Security and Defense at NUPI. He mainly works as project leader of the CLIMARCSEC (climate change, Arctic and security) project within the Multinational Capability Development Campaign (MCDC).

Before joining NUPI he worked as lecturer at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim and as researcher at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin. With a wide study and research background in European integration and international relations, Etzold focusses in his research on the Nordic area including EU, foreign and security policies of the Nordic countries, Nordic-German relations, and regional affairs and cooperation (Nordic, Baltic Sea and the Arctic).


2010 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Department of Political Science, Manchester Metropolitan University (United Kingdom)

2000 Master of Science, Political Science, Department of Political Science, Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)

Work Experience

2023- Senior Research fellow, NUPI

2020-2022 Lecturer in European Studies (Associate Professor on temporary basis), Department of Historical and Classical Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim

2019-2020 Desk officer, Europe department, Ministry for Justice, Europe and Consumer Protection of Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel (Germany)

2011-2018 Research Associate/Project Leader, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin

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