Ulf Sverdrup

Director

Ulf Sverdrup is the Director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). He has a doctoral degree in Political Science from the University of Oslo. He was a professor at the Norwegian Business School BI, and a research professor at ARENA, Centre for European Studies, at the University of Oslo.

Sverdrup is currently leading 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 has published extensively on various topics in international politics, with a particular emphasis on European affairs and Norwegian foreign policy.

He has been a Jean Monnet fellow at the European University Institute, a Visiting scholar at the Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung, and he has been a senior advisor in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is a regular columnist in the newspaper Dagens Næringsliv.


Education

2000 Dr. polit, Arena/Department of political science, University of Oslo

1993 Cand. polit, University of Bergen

Work Experience

2011- 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

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