• Neumann appointed new director of FNI

    Iver Neumann. Photo: NOVA

    The Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) is proud to welcome Iver B. Neumann (59) as new director, starting January 2020. ‘A brilliant choice for our top-rated institute’, notes Øyvind Østerud, Chairman of the FNI Board.

  • FNI nominated for think tank award

    Photo: Prospect Magazine/Paul Heartfield LtD

    The Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) has once again been nominated as Europe’s best think tank on energy and environment issues. This is the fourth time in a row the institute is nominated in what has been labelled ‘the Oscars of think tanks’.

  • FNI strengthens its cooperation with Korea Maritime Institute

    Photo: Karoline H. Flåm

    Following years of constructive dialogue, the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) and the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI) has signed a new declaration of research cooperation, formalizing and reinforcing the two institutions’ already productive relationship.

  • Tensions rising over China in the Arctic?

    Photo: US State Department

    Arctic development and the “Polar Silk Road” were among the topics on the agenda when experts recently convened for the China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium (CNARC) and the Arctic Circle China Forum in Shanghai. The ‘Arctic speech’ by US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo made the forums timelier than ever.

  • FNI seeks new Director


    Our current Director wishes to step down by the end of this year, and we are currently seeking his replacement.

  • EU struggles to phase out Member State price regulations on electricity

    Photo: Foap

    The EU Commission has been eager to get rid of national electricity price regulations. However, opposition from the Council and European Parliament has resulted in a significant blow to the Commission's efforts - a reminder that not all EU Member States fully subscribe to the idea of market-based steering of energy policy.

  • Community seed banks: hubs for growing genetic diversity


    The final congress of the European research collaboration DIVERSIFOOD was held in Rennes, France on 10-12 December 2018. FNI presented key findings on the growing prevalence and importance of community seed banks both in Europe and the Global South.

  • FNI hits the jackpot in research funding bid

    Photos: Norsk Havbruksenter, Grid Arendal, Miljødirektoratet

    The Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) is starting the new year with a bang – having secured an impressive string of new projects in its research portfolio. Some are record-breaking, all are timely, and all reflect FNI’s core areas of expertise.


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