Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Cultur

Centre for energy, climate and the environment

Centre for energy, climate and the environment was established to coordinate the growing and now quite large research activity focusing on these important social challenges.

Illustrative photo of the Living Lab-house on the University campus

Around 20 scholars are studying topics like energy and climate policy, energy efficiency and energy consumption, development of renewable energy, public perceptions of and engagement with climate change and sustainable energy, climate adaption, sustainable cities and transport, and strategies towards sustainability transitions.

We are heavily involved in the Centre for sustainable energy studies (CenSES), which is one of three national social science research centres for environmentally friendly energy (FME), as well as in three other such centres. The Centre also participates in several project funded by Horizon 2020.

Centre for energy, climate and the environment is among the largest research communities within its focus areas in Europe. Its scholars come from science and technology studies, sociology, political science, anthropology, organisation studies, and gender studies. The Centre collaborates closely across NTNU through the interdisciplinary strategic research area Energy.  

Research projects

The Centre for energy, climate and the environment participates in several Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME). The objective of the scheme for Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research is to establish time-limited research centres which conduct concentrated, focused and long-term research of high international calibre in order to solve specific challenges in the field. 

Horizon 2020 is EU’s large research and innovation programme. Support from this programme is given very high priority from NTNU leadership as well as Ministry of Education and Research. Presently, we are partner in the following projects:

Centre for energy, climate and the environment presently recieves funding from the Research Council of Norway (RCN), and from other sources for the following projects:

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