Arild Underdal

Professor emeritus
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Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 0317 Oslo
Postal address P.O.Box 1097 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic Interests

  • International decision-making processes, in particular negotiations.
  • International cooperation, international institutions, with empirical focus primarily on environmental governance.

Courses taught

Brief introduction to previous education and employment

Arild Underdal holds a doctoral degree in political science from the University of Oslo (1982), Previous positions include one as Professor of Decision-Making Analysis at the Norwegian School of Management (BI, 1986-87), and two periods as Adjunct Professor at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo (CICERO). He has served one term as Rector (2002-05) of the University of Oslo and one term as Vice Rector (1993-95). He has served on the boards of, inter alia, Research Council of Norway, Oslo University Hospital, Aarhus University and BI Norwegian Business School.


Positions held


Underdal has been active in international global environmental change programmes, serving on the Scientific Steering Committee of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change for several years, two years as Chair. As indicated by the list of selected publications he currently collaborates with several researchers, mainly in Europe and the United States.

Tags: International Politics, International cooperation, Energy, International environmental governance, International institutions, international negotiations
Published Sep. 21, 2010 1:16 PM - Last modified Dec. 22, 2020 10:35 AM


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