Julia Szulecka

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Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Eilert Sundts hus blokk B 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1108 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

Julia is an environmental social scientist, whose research interests focus on the sustainability issues in the food and forestry sectors, as well as governance and policy pathways towards a functioning bioeconomy. She has recently worked on organic waste policy and is conducting new research on food waste reduction governance. She is also interested in forest policy both at the global level in forestry regime negotiations and in and local forestry activities with their social, economic, and environmental implications.


Julia is currently leading the BREAD (Building REsponsibility And Developing Innovative Strategies for Tackling Food Waste) project financed by the Research Council of Norway, and had previously worked for SusValueWaste and BioWiseTrans.


  • Dr. rer. silv. in International Forestry, Dresden University of Technology
  • PhD in forest and land economics, University of Padova (joint degree, 2015)
  • MSc. in Political Science from the VU Amsterdam (2008)

Work experience

  • UiO TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture
    • Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2019)
  • Center for Development and the Environment (SUM), University of Oslo
    • E.On Postdoctoral fellow (2016)
  • Institute of International Forestry, TU Dresden (2010-2015)
    • Researcher, doctoral fellow
  • Environmental Studies & Policy Research Institute, Wroclaw (since 2010)
    • Head of the Foundation Council

Visiting positions and internships

  • Department of Political Science, University of Oslo (2015 and 2017)
  • Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia (2012)
  • Universidad Nacional de Asunción (UNA), Paraguay (2011-2012)
  • Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture & Forestry (LEAF), Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy (2011 and 2013)
  • Global Nature Fund (GNF), Radolfzell, Germany (2009-2010)     
  • Lake Constance Foundation (Bodensee Stiftung), Radolfzell, Germany (2009-2010)


Tags: Innovation, Sustainability Transitions, Environmental policy, Food Industry, Bioeconomy
Published May 11, 2017 11:32 AM - Last modified Sep. 23, 2021 1:38 PM