International Environment and Development Studies
About the Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Noragric
Since its establishment in 1986 as a centre at the former Norwegian Agricultural University, Noragric has played an important role in developing institutional collaboration agreements with the university's many partners in Africa, Asia and South East Europe. This collaboration not only offers UMB students the opportunity to take part of their studies abroad, but also for UMB to welcome students and researchers to Ås.
On 1 February 2005, Noragric became the Department of International Environment and Development Studies at the renamed Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB). Noragric staff and students are engaged in interdisciplinary studies on a wide range of issues concerned with poverty, livelihoods, gender, property rights, environmental management, conflict, peace building and post-conflict development in Sub-Saharan Africa, South- and Southeast Asia and South America. Noragric's vision
: Noragric aims to promote human rights and social justice, reflecting the ethical awareness and commitment of its staff and students as well as the University’s ethical guidelines. Noragric Strategy 2010-2013
Noragric, being the most international department at UMB, plays an important role in the implementation of the university's Strategic Action Plan for Internationalization 2011-2014
and participates in the working group advising on the implementation of the strategy.
Noragric is situated on the UMB campus at Ås, 35 km south of Norway's capital, Oslo. The university park covers some 150 acres and is used for educational and research purposes, as well as for recreation.
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