Hege Merete Knutsen

Image of Hege Merete Knutsen
Norwegian version of this page
Phone +47 22855952
Mobile phone +47 41500855
Room 342
Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Harriet Holters hus 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1096 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic Interests

  • Upgrading, downgrading and development in global chains and networks
  • Institutional change, production and labour in transformation economies
  • Labour Geography: labour regimes, welfare regimes and temporary work
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Geographical areas: primarily Asia and Norway/Scandinavia


  • Cand.philol. in human geography at UiO 1986 
  • Project coordinator for Care International in Sri Lanka for two years
  • Dr.polit. in human geography at UiO 1997 
  • Associate Professor at ISS UiO 1995
  • Full Professor at ISS UiO from 2005

Positions Held

  • Head of the human geography section at ISS UiO 1999-2001
  • Head of research of the human geography section from 2008-2011
  • Programme leader of the cross-disciplinary BA-programme in development studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, UiO, 2006-2009
  • 2008 - Member of the steering committee of the Sasakawa Young Leader Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) at UiO, chair 2011-2016
  • 2009-2011 - Substitute representative of the UiO at the Nordic Centre at Fudan University, Shanghai
  • Appointed external advisor to the four-year research programme: Understanding the current wave of globalisation: the segmented outcomes of offshore service development in Mumbai and Manila. University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research. Funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, 2011-2014


Tags: Human Geography
Published Oct. 5, 2010 10:57 AM - Last modified Oct. 23, 2019 8:13 AM