• FNI on top five citation list

    Fridtjof Nansen statue at Polhøgda. Photo: Jan D. Sørensen

    An FNI article is the third most cited academic article in all of 2015 in the prestigious and highly ranked academic journal “Regulation & Governance”.

  • Life with the Russian state

    From left: FNI researcher Pål W. Skedsmo, Ilkka Pietilä from the University of Tampere, FNI's director Geir Hønneland, FNI researcher Anne-Kristin Jørgensen, Anna Tarasenko and Dmitry Goncharov from the National University Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg.

    FNI researchers recently presented key findings from the InstaRuss project at the annual Aleksanteri conference in Helsinki, Finland.

  • Tensions with Russia the "new normal"

    Lars Rowe, FNI. Photo: Jan D. Sørensen, FNI

    Russian–Norwegian relations are growing increasingly tense, as Putin’s regime becomes more authoritarian. How can we talk to our eastern neighbor?

  • How do we talk with Russia?

    Lars Rowe

    Have Norwegian-Russian relations reached a low point since the fall of the Soviet Union? And how do we approach an increasingly authoritarian Russian regime?

  • FNI tilbyr masterstipend

    Photo: Pexels

    FNI tilbyr stipend til studenter som skal skrive masteroppgave om et tema innenfor FNIs syv fokusområder:

  • FNI tilbyr masterstipend

    Photo: Pexels

    FNI tilbyr stipend til studenter som skal skrive masteroppgave om et tema innenfor FNIs syv fokusområder:

  • Towards more local and community-based resource management?

    Janet Stephenson. Photo: Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago

    Janet Stephenson, director for the Centre for Sustainability at the University of Otago, New Zealand, sees a shift towards more local and community-based marine resource management. But is local and small-scale resource management necessarily better than large-scale, market-based policy instruments?

  • Scientists: Yes, the anthropocene is real

    Davor Vidas

    Have we really entered a new geological time period, the Anthropocene? A period where the human impact on the earth is, in fact, so massive that it has created a new geological interval of time?

  • The Anthropocene Working Group meeting at FNI

    AWG meeting at FNI

    From 21 to 24 April, the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) hosted a meeting of the Anthropocene Working Group, which considered evidence for a human-driven interval of geological time, the Anthropocene.

  • FNI part of Arctic "Dream Team"

    Geir Hønneland

    Norway's ability to promote its interests and High North policies internationally is to be strengthened through the establishment of an Arctic network described as the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende's Arctic "dream team". FNI Director Geir Hønneland is part of the group.

  • New book: Asian Countries and the Arctic Future

    Asian countries and the Arctic future

    Over the last few years, Asian governments have taken a stronger approach to the Arctic, culminating with permanent-observer status to the Arctic Council for China, India, Japan, Singapore and South-Korea in 2013. This book brings together the latest research in emerging Asian interests for the Arctic region, and the implications thereof this change has for the future.

  • Obituary: Helge Ole Bergesen

    Helge Ole Bergesen

    Helge Ole Bergesen died on 29th of June, from cancer. He worked for the Fridtjof Nansen Institute from 1979 to 2006, except his term as State Secretary from 2001 to 2005. In 2006 he became the first Research Director at the University of Stavanger.


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