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PRIO Invites Applications for a Doctoral Research Fellowship

PRIO Invites Applications for a Doctoral Research Fellowship

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018

​PRIO invites applications for a three-year doctoral research fellowship on defence and security policy.

This doctoral research fellowship is supported by a stipend from the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, aimed at contributing to the generation of increased knowledge and understanding of security and defence policy issues.

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Arne Martin Klausen 1927 - 2018

Arne Martin Klausen 1927 - 2018

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018
Arne Martin Klausen, a social anthropologist born in 1927, died on 15 June 2018. 

He was a central figure at PRIO in the pioneer period after the Institute’s foundation in 1959. 

He worked for many years at the Ethnographic Museum in Oslo and from 1973 as Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo.

His main project at PRIO was a study of the Indo-Norwegian Project in Kerala. His doctoral dissertation from this project was later published as a book:

Arne Martin Klausen (1968) Kerala Fishermen and the Indo-Norwegian Pilot Project. Oslo: Norwegian University Press.

A brief biography of Arne Martin Klausen is found in Norwegian in Norsk biografisk leksikon.


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Praise for PRIO in Recent RCN Evaluations

Praise for PRIO in Recent RCN Evaluations

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018

The Research Council of Norway (RCN) has just launched the final report of an evaluation of social sciences in Norway (SAMEVAL), emphasizing that PRIO is one of only five institutions in Norway recognized for hosting a world leading social science research environment. Together with the evaluation of the humanities (HUMEVAL), and the evaluation of the social science institutes (INSTEVAL), both completed last year, this completes PRIO’s part in a thorough and thought-provoking process. The two subject-specific evaluations looked at the impact of research at the national, institutional and research group level, providing useful feedback and recommendations to PRIO’s different disciplines and (multi-disciplinary) research groups.

The three evaluations consistently demonstrate the recognition of PRIO as a leading academic environment, in Norway as well as internationally.

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NEPS Medal to PRIO Researchers

NEPS Medal to PRIO Researchers

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018

​Yesterday, the NEPS Medal for the best publication in peace science, was awarded in Verona to Carl Henrik Knutsen, Håvard Mokleiv Nygård and Tore Wig for their aricle in World Politics: 'Autocratic Elections: Stabilizing Tool or Force for Change?'.

Congratulations!

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Fewer Lives Being Lost in Conflicts

Fewer Lives Being Lost in Conflicts

Monday, 18 Jun 2018
In 2017, approximately 90,000 people died as the direct result of armed conflict. This figure is down for the third year in a row, and is now 31 percent lower than in 2014.

Nearly a third of all conflicts – and four of the 10 most serious wars worldwide – now involve a local division of Islamic State (IS).
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