Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research



The Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research ( no, Norsk institutt for by- og regionforskning, NIBR) is a
social science Social science is one of the branches of science, devoted to the study of societies and the relationships among individuals within those societies. The term was formerly used to refer to the field of sociology, the original "science of soc ...
research institute based in
Oslo Oslo ( , , or ; sma, Oslove) is the capital and most populous city of Norway. It constitutes both a county and a municipality. The municipality of Oslo had a population of in 2022, while the city's greater urban area had a population of i ...
Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe, the mainland territory of which comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula. The remote Arctic island of Jan Mayen and th ...
. It is a part of the Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research cooperative umbrella organization. Its purpose is to conduct "studies which promote society's ability to tackle environmental and social development challenges". The current director general of NIBR is dr. polit Hilde Lorentzen. Departments
NIBR has four departments: - Dept. for Housing and Environmental Planning Research - Dept. for International Studies in Development, Transition and Migration - Dept. for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies - Dept. for Welfare, Democracy and Governance Research

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