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.
2000 Dr. polit, Arena/Department of political science, University of Oslo
1993 Cand. polit, University of Bergen
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
Publications All publications
Publication : Report | 2021
EU lanserte mot slutten av 2019 European Green Deal. Dette er en klimastrategi for å nå målene i Parisavtalen, men også en økonomisk vekststrategi, o1
Publication : Popular scientific lecture | 0
Speech about Nordic-Baltic security and defence challenges.
Publication : Report | 2021
Etter tusenårsskiftet har åpne økonomier i økende takt satt i gang prosesser for å vurdere risikoen av utenlandsinvesteringer. Bakgrunnen for dette e1
Publication : Chapter | 2021
In this chapter, Elana Wilson Rowe, Ulf Sverdrup, Karsten Friis, Geir Hønneland, and Mike Sfraga caution against viewing trends of conflict and coope1
Publication : Kronikk | 2020
A recent survey shows that even the champions of free trade in Europe’s high north are reassessing their approach to Chinese investment.
Projects All projects
Research project | 2022 - 2023 (Ongoing)
This project takes a closer look at developments on key areas in the relationship between Norway and the EU towards 2030....
Research project | 2020 - 2022 (Ongoing)
Norway has a seat in the UN Security Council in 2021 - 2022. Through this project we will facilitate meetings with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss important strategic issues....
Critical infrastructure protection and communication thereof: the case of the Baltic states and Norway (CIICPP)Research project | 2019 - 2021 (Ongoing)
The project aims to ordinarily explain importance of critical infrastructure to societies of Baltic states and Norway....
Research project | 2019 - 2023 (Ongoing)
How can liberal open societies reap the benefits of open economies, but at the same time protect their legitimate security interests? In the project “Consequences of Investments for National Security”...
Research project | 2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
Annual symposium that highlights the importance of the social disciplines in Norway-China research cooperation. ...
Events All events
EventThu 9 Jun 2022Time: 11:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
Welcome to the launch of this new timely report: ‘Environment of Peace’!
EventWed 16 Mar 2022Time: 16:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
We will take a closer look at how the war in Ukraine affects security, trade, economy, and migration in Europe and in Norway.
CANCELLED: 30 years of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Croatia and the Kingdom of NorwayEventTue 1 Mar 2022Time: 15:15 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
The Croatian and Norwegian Foreign Ministers will meet at NUPI to take a closer look at the importance of the diplomatic relations between the two countries.
EventWed 16 Feb 2022Time: 16:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: YouTube
We are very happy to welcome The Foreign Minister of Greece, Mr Nikolaos Dendias on 16 February, where he will talk about the Law of the Sea in the Aegean Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Protection of critical infrastructure in Norway and the three Baltic states: similarities and differencesEventWed 19 Jan 2022Time: 15:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Livestream to Facebook and Youtube
The issue of protection of critical infrastructure has been put higher on the national and international agendas by several recent international and national developments.
Articles All articles
10 Jun 2021
In order to establish a sustainable knowledge base on climate, peace and security issues in the Nordic-Baltic region, twelve research institutes have1
3 Jan 2022
6 Jul 2021
Forskning er i ferd med å bli i en sentral arena i den geopolitiske rivaliseringen, skriver NUPI-direktør Ulf Sverdrup.