Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study

Background and Purpose

The primary mission of the Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study (henceforth the Center) is to strengthen ongoing research collaborations and foster the development of new research collaborations between faculty at the University of California, Berkeley (henceforth UC Berkeley) and from the consortium of eight participating Norwegian academic institutions. The Center’s funding enables UC Berkeley faculty to conduct exploratory and cutting-edge research in tandem with leading researchers from the following eight Norwegian higher education institutions in collaboration with The Norwegian Research Council:

  • BI Norwegian Business School (BI)
  • Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • University of Agder (UiA)
  • University of Bergen (UiB)
  • University of Oslo (UiO)
  • UiT The Arctic University of Norway

The Center will select projects for support and also serve as an administrative hub for these partnerships. The Center will also use its financial resources to support activities such as workshops, mini-conferences, virtual intellectual exchanges, graduate student exchanges, postdoctoral fellow exchanges, the undertaking of exploratory and pilot studies, and the undertaking of core research activities such as data collection and analysis.

Professor Trond Petersen, UC Berkeley, serves as the Academic Director of the Center. Professor Liv Duesund, University of Oslo, is Special Advisor for UC Berkeley. At Berkeley, the Executive Director manages day-to-day operations.

For questions and inquiries, please contact:
Executive Director Dr. Akasemi Newsome