PhD projects at Department of Geography
The Department of Geography at NTNU offers an inclusive and rigorous research environment in which PhD education plays a central role. The department has a well-established national and international reputation, with the quality and diversity of our PhD students representing one of our key strengths.
PhD students at the Department of Geography have a variety of research interests covering some of the most pressing concerns in the Norwegian, European and global contexts. Currently, the department has students carrying out research on subjects such as climate change, migration, sustainable natural resource use, inequality, disaster resilience, local and national development, as well as topics related to knowledge and global business networks. One of the key strengths of the department is our ability to accommodate a broad range of PhD students motivated by questions across all subfields of geography, while providing the possibility to make use of a wide variety of research methodologies. You can read more about these research interests below.
Thomas Sætre Jakobsen:
PhD Project Title: Expecting a Transition? Livelihoods and identities within the rural-urban divide: A case study of change and continuity in expectations and work practices among smallholder households and peasant migrant workers in Southwestern China.