NTNU’s Globalization Research Programme is one of six strategic research areas identified by the university as especially important for the 21st century.
NTNU’s Globalization Research Programme addresses socially-relevant, topical issues concerning the promises and pitfalls of globalization in economic, social and political life.
This program is based on NTNU’s long-standing tradition of addressing technology’s role in solving social problems, combining academic excellence, interdisciplinarity, and cooperation between science and practice. The Globalization Research Programme houses researchers and research fellows from the humanities, social sciences, architecture, technology management, and medicine.
The programme sponsors international conferences, workshops and lectures, and supports research projects and PhD candidates involved in a wide variety of research. The key goal of the program is to undertake cutting-edge research on globalization and to disseminate research findings through international publications, conferences, and projects.
Project support comes from The Research Council of Norway, the European Union, international networks, collaboration with industry, and from NTNU.
The research program centers on four focus areas. Global Production and Communication research addresses sustainability in production and examines ways in which sustainability can be a driver for innovations.
War, Conflict and Migration examines globalization’s role in questions of war and peace and flows of goods and people and the health and wellbeing of communities. Intercultural Dynamics: Communication, Responsibility and Development addresses cultural and ethical aspects of governance and social development.
Global Economic Flows, Governance and Stability addresses issues of global financial flows, debt crisis and the management of natural resources and governance.