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Globalisation and social sustainability

This academic unit focuses on education and research concerning the consequences of globalisation and how it concerns social sustainability.

The unit investigates how global challenges like migration, war and conflict, climate change and poverty, materializes in national and local contexts, change and shape social work and social policy. In addition, the unit focuses on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030) and how international social work may contribute to achieve them.

The group have a goal to develop its international cooperation in research and education and contribute to strengthening students’ ability to analytically reflect and critically understand how international developments shape social work and social policy, on local, national, and transnational levels.

This unit is part of the Department of Social Work, Child Welfare and Social Policy.

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  • Apply for the Marie Sklodowska-Curie post doctoral fellowship

    If you hold a PhD in social science or humanities and are interested in pursuing an academic career focused on social sustainability, you may apply for a post-doctoral fellowship through Marie Sklodowska-Curie (

    We invite you to submit a 1-2 page proposal concept, and if it aligns with the goals of our academic unit, we will assist you in developing your research proposal until it is ready for submission (usually in September each year). For further information, please contact Rune Halvorsen or Asgeir Falch-Eriksen.

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