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. 


Alexander S. Dodge: 
PhD Project Title: Cultures of Knowledge Sharing in Global Innovation Networks

Vindmøller og forskning
Samson Afewerki

PhD Project Title: Global Production Networks and Industrial Restructuring: a case study of the emerging Offshor Wind industry

Immigrants in Norwegian nature
Sarah Anderson

Project title: They own it, we loan it’? Immigrant encounters with and in the Norwegian outdoors


Bilde fra utstilling på Hamar

Sigurd Nielsen:
PhD Project Title: Participation and justice in "A world at stake"


Silje Aurora Andresen: 
PhD Project Title: The Political Ecology of Disasters - a case study of the fire in Lærdal, Norway

Hilde Refstie: 
PhD Project Title: From noise to voice - Action research with informal settlement groups and their support organizations in Malawi

Modernisering og robotisering, bilde fra fabrikk

Henrik Brynthe Lund
PhD Project Title: Industrial Clusters and Learning Systems


Gatebilde fra Hua Hin
Silje Mathisen:

PhD Project Title: Queer Citizenship; participatory action research with underprivileged LGBTQ youth in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Sam A. Kasimba:
PhD Project Title: Transparency and Accountability in Managing High Value Natural Resource Revenues - A case of Benefit Sharing Trust Funds (BSTF)

Sabrina Scherzer:
PhD project title: Quantifying community resilience to natural hazards in Norway

Bilde av Tekle på feltarbeid i Kenya

Teklehaymanot Weldemichel
PhD Project Title: Livelihoods in Contested Lands: Natural Resource Policies and Poverty Alleviation in the Greater Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem

Levon Epremian:
PhD Project Title: Transparency and Natural Resources and Revenue Management